Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Josh Riikonen enters his first season as an assistant coach for the Forester men’s basketball program.  

Riikonen comes to HU after spending several years as a high school varsity assistant coach with his most recent stint at Huntington North High School. He has also coached at Jay County and East Noble in addition to spending the last three years with the Indy Heat AAU program based out of Fort Wayne, Ind.

"We are extremely excited to be adding Josh Riikonen to our coaching staff,” said Coach Platt. “Josh was a very good player in our league, has a passion for teaching the game of basketball and has experience in developing players on an off the court. He will fit in extremely well with our program.”

A native of Elkhart, Ind., Riikonen was a four-year letter winner at Taylor University where he accumulated over 800 points and 600 rebounds as a power forward for the Trojans.

Riikonen graduated from Taylor in 2014 with a degree in Social Studies Education. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Ball State University while teaching AP Psychology at Huntington North High School. He resides in Fort Wayne, Ind.