Rob Bucher, who was a graduate assistant member of Leonard Hamilton’s staff at Florida State in 2017 and 2018, is in his first season as the Seminoles’ Video Coordinator. He was a member of Florida State’s coaching staff during their runs to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2018 and to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2017. The Seminoles’ appearance in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament was their first in a regional final since 1993.
His responsibilities as a member of the Seminoles’ staff in 2017 and 2018 included contributions to team practices, assistance with travel and planning operations, player academic organization, player housing organization, assisting in opponent scouting through extensive video breakdowns and game preparation, assisting in on campus recruiting efforts and overseeing a staff of student managers who assist with practice sessions and game preparation.
Bucher spent the 2018-19 season as the video coordinator for the women’s basketball team at Texas Tech in 2018-19. His responsibilities with the Lady Raiders included oversight of video exchange and the scouting breakdown of opponent and self-scout video. He was the Director of Player Development for the University of Kansas Women’s team immediately prior to becoming the video coordinator at Florida State.
Prior to beginning his career on the college level, he a varsity assistant coach and head freshmen coach at South Dearborn High School in Indiana. He was also an active coach with the Ohio Ballstars AAU program in Cincinnati while working camps and assisting with the Next Level high school player recruitment program.
While a student at Cincinnati, Bucher served as head coach at two junior high schools and an AAU team in Ohio.
Bucher received his Master’s Degree in Education from Florida State in 2018, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in Business Administration from Cincinnati in 2014. He completed the Sport Management graduate program at Florida State University with a 3.98 GPA.