Casey Long Season 2022-23
After five years as assistant coach at Murray State, Casey Long is joining Matt McMahon in the same role at LSU for the 2022-23 season.
Long has been part of one of the greatest periods in Murray State program history that includes four Ohio Valley Conference regular season championships in the last five seasons (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2021-22) and three OVC Tournament titles (2017-18, 2018-19, 2021-22).
The Racers won 121 games in the past five seasons, including 31 in 2021-22, and after an 18-0 record in 2022 were 75-17 in OVC regular season games. It was the 11th time in school history that MSU posted 25 wins or more in a season.
The Racers made NCAA Tournament appearances in 2018, 2019 and 2022, advancing to the Round of 32 in both 2019 and 2022.
He helped coach 2022 Player of the Year KJ Williams and first-team selections Tevin Brown and Justice Hill. He was also part of the staff when Murray State featured OVC consensus All-America selection Ja Morant, OVC Player of the Year Jonathan Stark and league Defensive Player of the Year, Shaq Buchanan.
Long, whose hometown is Leesville, Louisiana, also served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Chattanooga, and later director of operations and assistant coach at VCU. At the end of the 2012-13 season, he served as interim head coach at Chattanooga while the school was selecting a new coach.
As a player at Chattanooga (2003-07), he started 102-of-125 career contests and was the first player at the school to finish his career with more than 1,000 points, 450 rebounds and 350 assists.
Long played a vital role for the Mocs as they broke a seven-year drought winning the 2005 Southern Conference Championship.
Long excelled in the classroom as well. He won the Athletic Academic Award for maintaining a 3.5 grade point average and was a Vocational Honor Student and a recipient of the Principal’s Award. He graduated with a degree in political science from Chattanooga in 2007.
Long played his first year at Leesville High School in Louisiana, with the team advancing to the state championship game.
He then played at the Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he averaged 21.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior in 2002-03. He connected on 40 percent of his three-point field goal attempts and 75 percent of free throw attempts in earning conference Player of the Year. His school won 23 games in his senior year and 27 his junior year when the Falcons reached the state championship game.
He is married to the former Co’chea Rivera and the couple has two daughters – Catalina and Camila.
The Long File
Season at LSU: First in 2022-23
Birthdate: Aug. 7, 1985
Children: Catalina, Camila
Hometown: Leesville, Louisiana
College: Chattanooga, 2007
College Coaching Experience
2012-15: Assistant Coach, Chattanooga
(2013: Interim Head Coach, Chattanooga)
2015-16: Director of Operations, VCU
2016-17: Assistant Coach, VCU
2017-22: Assistant Coach, Murray State
2022- : Assistant Coach, LSU