The City College of New York men’s basketball head coach Sean Clores has announced the addition of Spencer Boateng as an assistant coach. Boateng comes to CCNY after spending this past season as an assistant coach at Manhattanville College.
“I am thrilled to have Spencer join our staff. His strong New York City background and experience at the high school, AAU, and collegiate level will have a major impact on the program we are building here at CCNY. In addition, his enthusiasm and passion for teaching and learning the game will be invaluable to our players.”
While at Manhattanville, Boateng was an integral part of the recruiting process as well as player development. One of the players he worked with was Sean Smith, who was named the 2018-19 MAC Freedom Player of the Year.
Boateng is the founder and director of AAU travel program, We Got Next, which is based out of NYC. Additionally, he has coached in numerous camps and clinics throughout the New York Metro area.
As a high school player, Boateng played at Salesian High School, winning back-to-back CHSAA City Championships (2010-11) and the 2011 CHSAA State Championship. Later, as an assistant coach of the varsity boys team, he helped lead Salesian to a CHSAA State Championship in 2016.
Boateng graduated from Iona College in 2016, earning a degree in Business Management. At Iona, he served as a team manager for the men’s basketball program before making the team as a walk-on in 2012-13. With the Gaels, he was part of the team that won a MAAC championship in 2013 and earned an NCAA tournament berth.
Boateng currently resides in Cliffside Park, NJ with his wife Erica.