Intersport Announces Participating Teams of Greenbrier Tip-Off River Division

Intersport Announces Participating Teams of Greenbrier Tip-Off River Division

June 10, 2024

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (June 10, 2024) – Intersport today announced the participating teams of the Greenbrier Tip-Off River Division, set to take place Nov. 15-16 at the famed Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.

Charleston Southern, Tennessee Tech, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and VMI will make up the River Division of the Greenbrier Tip-Off. The quartet joins the previously announced teams that will make up the Mountain Division – Wisconsin, Pitt, LSU and UCF – as part of the Greenbrier Tip-Off series of games.

All contests of the Greenbrier Tip-Off will take place at the Greenbrier Resort, situated in the foothills of the scenic Allegheny Mountains. The complete schedule, including matchups and tip times, will be announced at a later date. Mountain Division games will be held the following weekend – Nov. 22 and 24 – and all games will take place inside Colonial Hall at the resort.

Travel packages will be available for fans looking to join their favorite team at The Greenbrier Tip-Off. Packages will include game tickets, good for each game of the Tournament, and hotel accommodations on property. Travel packages will be available in the coming weeks, but fans interested in securing packages and receiving additional event updates from the Tournament can register to receive email alerts at Ticket-only packages, based on availability, will go on sale in the fall.

The Resort has become synonymous with world-class, authentic, southern hospitality. Founded in 1778, The Greenbrier is the premium vacation destination fit for any personality, from luxury shopping and dining experiences to championship-level golf and other outdoor adventures. In total, the resort features more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities, more than 35 retail shops, five golf courses, 20 dining and lounge venues, signature spa services and an on-property casino on more than 11,000 acres. Recently, the Resort was named America’s Best Luxury Hotel by Men’s Health Magazine and was voted a semifinalist for The Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World by Luxury Travel Advisor.

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About the Teams of The Greenbrier Tip-Off River Division
Charleston Southern

  • Charleston Southern is entering its first full season under the direction of head coach Saah Nimley, who took after seven games last season in an interim role and earned the official title the week heading into the conference tournament
  • Nimley was a four-year star for the Bucs, earning Big South Player of the Year honors and Honorable Mention All-American honors as a senior in 2015 before joining the coaching staff in 2019
  • The Bucs are slated to return four starters from last season’s squad in RJ Johnson, A’lahn Sumler, Taje’ Kelly and DJ Patrick who were CSU’s top four leading scorers on the team.


  • UTRGV welcomes Kahil Fennell as its new head coach, who comes to the program after spending the last two seasons at BYU, which won 23 games and was ranked in the AP Top 25 poll in 14 of 15 weeks
  • Following his playing career at the University of the Redlands, Fennell spent time on the coaching staffs at UT Permian Basin, Portland State, Louisville and BYU
  • UTRGV is slated to return two of its top five scorers from last year, and both have experience in the starting lineup – Hasan Abdul-Hakim and JJ Howard

Tennessee Tech

  • John Pelphrey, a 30-year coaching veteran with previous head coaching stops at South Alabama and Arkansas, enters his sixth season with Tennessee Tech
  • An All-American at Kentucky, Pelphrey was head coach at South Alabama from 2002-07 and at Arkansas from 2007-11 the spent four years each as the associate head coach at Florida (2011-15) and Alabama (2016-19)
  • The Golden Eagles are set to return three players who started at least 14 of the team’s games last season, including Daniel Egbuniwe (29), Rodney Johnson Jr. (14) and Kyle Layton (14)


  • Andrew Wilson is entering his third season as the head coach of the VMI program, his first head coaching opportunity after a proven record as a longtime assistant
  • A Florida State alum who ended his career as a senior captain with the program, Wilson spent 16 seasons as an assistant coach between Charleston, SUNY Binghamton, Georgia Southern and James Madison
  • The Keydets return a pair of role players from last season’s squad, including AJ Clark – who finished second on the team in steals last year – and Maurice Wright Jr, who each have starting experience