Ricky Yahn - Head Coach - 1st Season
Coach Yahn begins his first season at Concordia University. His background includes a wide range of basketball experiences. Most recently, he served as an assistant coach at Longwood University. Prior to joining the staff at Longwood, He previously spent time as an assistant coach at Cornell University, following a year as the video coordinator at George Mason University, as well as a stint as an assistant coach at Saint Vincent College. At Longwood, Yahn was involved in all aspects of the program, including on- and off-campus recruiting, opponent scouting and game plan preparation, coordination of team travel, player skill development, and assisting with practice preparation.
Yahn was responsible for all team travel operations under Cornell head coach Bill Courtney, and prepared advanced scouting reports of opponents, while involved with player development as well. He served as director of Cornell’s Basketball Camps, oversaw administrative functions and daily operations, coordinated the recruiting mail-out system with Scoutware, and supervised all student managers.
At George Mason under head coach Jim Larranaga, the 2013 Division I National Coach of the year, Yahn managed technical software such as Scoutware and Synergy, prepared teaching DVD’s for players, assisted with advanced scouting reports, assisted with team travel, was involved with administrative functions and daily operations, and supervised student managers.
Yahn also has professional coaching experience with Birmingham Athletics in England where he served as a player/coach during. He has played professionally in both England and Buffalo, New York.
Yahn was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team at Wheeling Jesuit, and two-year team captain, earning first-team All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) honors during 2006-07 when he earned Team MVP honors as well. He helped WJU to a pair of NCAA Division II post-season tournament appearances, along with a WVIAC Championship in 2005, and finished his collegiate career with 1,467 career points that ranks eighth all-time at the school. He is also WJU's career leader in made 3's.
A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, Yahn earned his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2007. Yahn comes from a long line of successful basketball coaches from Wheeling, WV. His high school, Wheeling Central has produced the late Skip Prosser (Former Wake Forest & Xavier Head Coach), Dino Gaudio (Former Wake Forest Head Coach), Doug Wojcik (Head Coach, College of Charleston), Dave Wojcik (Head Coach, San Jose St) as well as several other Division I assistant coaches. University of Michigan head coach John Beilien is a former Wheeling Jesuit basketball player as well.
Yahn was married to the former Lindsey Sun on August 4, 2012 in Buffalo, New York.