Chinedu Nwachukwu Selected as Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University head men's basketball coach Randy Baruth has announced the hiring of Chinedu Nwachukwu as the new assistant coach of the Cardinal men's basketball program.
"We are very excited to add Coach Chinedu to our coaching staff here at SVSU," commented Coach Baruth. "He is not only a total package person and teacher but an eager one at that."
Coach Chinedu is coming off his second season as an assistant coach at the University of Findlay. His primary responsibilities included managing the day-to-day operations of the team, film exchange, off campus recruiting, scouting, game preparation, and working with the guards. He also served as the head coach for the junior varsity team.
"What he stands for as a person off the court stood out to me immediately, and with what he can bring to our program from a recruiting and teaching standpoint as well as his two years of GLIAC experience at the University of Findlay, it became a no brainer for us," stated Coach Baruth.
Prior to Findlay, Nwachukwu spent four years as a student manager for the University of Michigan men's basketball program. While an undergraduate, he also coached at his alma mater, Father Gabriel Richard, serving as an assistant coach for one year and the head freshmen coach for three years. While there he won three sectional titles and one district title.
A native of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Nwachukwu graduated from Father Gabriel Richard High School in 2006. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in economics and recently earned his master's degree in business administration