May 15, 2013 at 2:27 PM
Reports: Raphael Chillious rejoins UW staff
Several media outlets are reporting Raphael Chillious will return to Washington as an assistant.
He left last year to join Jay Wright’s staff at Villanova.
Chillious originally joined the Huskies in April 2009. Before his arrival, he was heralded as respected recruiter with ties to elite high-school talent. He served as Nike’s business manager for Elite Youth Basketball in Beaverton, Ore. He was also the head coach and co-athletic director at South Kent (Conn.) School from 2003-08.
During his three seasons in Seattle, Chillious was credited for helping UW guards, including Isaiah Thomas, Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten Jr.
It’s unclear how the addition of Chillious will affect coach Lorenzo Romar’s staff.
The Huskies hired assistant T.J. Otzelberger from Iowa State last week.
The rest of the UW staff includes assistants Jim Shaw and Brad Jackson and Paul Fortier, who is the director of player of personnel.