Ricky Lucas
Ricky Lucas

Position:
Director of Basketball Operations

Experience:
5th Year at SBU

Alma Mater:
Stony Brook '08


04/30/2014

Stony Brook University and Steve Pikiell agree to contract extension

Three-time America East Coach of the Year has led #Seawolves to three regular season championships.

03/23/2013

Men's hoops' historic season ends at Iowa in NIT loss

Stony Brook finishes 2012-13 season with program-best 25-8 record.

03/21/2013

Men's hoops faces Iowa in NIT 2nd round action

Seawolves look to move one step closer to Madison Square Garden and the NIT Final Four.

03/20/2013

Men's hoops beats UMass for first-ever NIT win

Seawolves advance to play Iowa in the second round Friday on ESPNU.

03/19/2013

Men's hoops challenges UMass in the NIT on ESPN3

Seawolves seek their first-ever national postseason tournament victory.

Ricky Lucas recently completed his fifth season as the director of basketball operations on head coach Steve Pikiell's staff, having been named to the position in September 2008. The former Seawolves men's basketball captain played two seasons for Stony Brook from 2006-08.

As director of basketball operations, Lucas handles all day-to-day activities surrounding the basketball program. Lucas' duties include such tasks as film exchange, on-campus recruiting, the academic support and strength and conditioning liason, along with assisting in the direction of the Steve Pikiell Basketball Camp at Stony Brook University, which has seen increased participation each year that Lucas has helped coordinate it.

Since Lucas' arrival to the staff, the Seawolves have been under a basketball renaissance. Stony Brook is 105-59 overall and 57-23 in America East with three conference regular season championships and three postseason NIT berths.

In 2007-08, the Seawolves co-captain averaged a team-high 14.3 points per game and reached double-figures in 23 of Stony Brook's 30 contests. He led Stony Brook in minutes per game (32.8), steals (39), three-pointers (58) and free throw percentage (.800) in addition to scoring a career-high 33 points at Hartford. Lucas finished his career with 1,067 points and also ranks 12th in program history with a career scoring average of 14.7 points per game.

The two-time America East All-Academic honoree was also an All-America East third team selection in 2007, averaging a team-best 15.2 points per game in his first year with SBU after transferring from George Washington University. In his two seasons at GW, Lucas appeared in 55 games and averaged 4.2 points per contest. He was also named George Washington's men's basketball student-athlete of the year in 2005.

Lucas graduated from Stony Brook in 2008 with a degree in Health Science.