Lamar Barrett Named Assistant Basketball Coach at Hofstra

Hofstra University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Joe Mihalich announced the addition of Lamar Barrett to the position of assistant coach with the Pride.

Barrett replaces Akbar Waheed, who departed in May to accept an assistant coaching position at Georgetown.

“Lamar is a great addition to the Hofstra Basketball coaching staff,” commented Mihalich. “He has extensive coaching experience at numerous quality institutions and has learned from some of the best in the industry. Our student-athletes will certainly benefit from his knowledge.”

Barrett joins the Hofstra staff after spending the past three seasons at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He helped lead the Monarchs to the title at the inaugural Vegas 16 Tournament in 2015-16, in addition to being part of a program that reached the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament and twice finished as runner-up in Conference USA.

He assisted with all areas of the program, working closely with the compliance area, while playing a key role in the recruitment of student-athletes and scouting of opponents.

Prior to Old Dominion he spent three seasons at American University in Washington, DC, and served as the recruiting coordinator for the Eagles. Barrett helped recruit several all-conference performers at American and assisted in all areas of the program.

Barrett has also made stops at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut.

Barrett has worked at several elite academic institutions during his career, while also working with pre-collegiate students as the director of Hoop Group Elite, a teacher at Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, and as the co-founder and head coach of Prince George’s County Select AAU program.

He also has worked as a counselor at the Eastern Invitational Basketball Camp in Trenton, New Jersey and at the Five-Star Basketball Camp in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

Barrett graduated from Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in 1994 with a degree in business administration, and was a two-year captain for the Vikings.

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