Former VCU standout Darius Theus returned to his alma mater in June of 2018 to join Mike Rhoades' staff as Director of Player Development.
“Everybody here at VCU is excited to get Darius back in our basketball family and to see him everyday and watch him with our players every day is very exciting,” Rhoades said of Theus' return.
Theus, a standout point guard for the Rams from 2009-13, joined Rhoades' staff following one season as Director of Player Development at Texas, where he helped the Longhorns to a 19-15 mark and an NCAA Tournament berth. This will be Theus' second stint as a member of VCU's staff. He had previously served as VCU’s Director of Student-Athlete Development during the 2016-17 season, when the Rams won 26 games reached the NCAA Tournament.
In 2012, Theus was named CAA Tournament MVP after leading the Rams to the title, including a 16-point, 5-assist, 5-steal effort in a 59-56 victory over Drexel in the championship game. But Theus delivered perhaps his most memorable moment in a VCU uniform in the first round of the NCAA Tournament that year, when he hit a floater with 18 seconds left to seal a 62-59 upset of fifth-seeded Wichita State in Portland, Ore.
The Third Team All-CAA pick in 2012, Theus later played professionally in Holland and Germany.