After serving last season as a graduate manager with the Northeastern men’s basketball program, former Husky forward Manny Adako has been elevated to an assistant coaching position in 2018-19.
Adako’s focus will be primarily coaching the Husky forwards.
“Manny has done an outstanding job this past season as a Graduate Manager,” said Head Coach Bill Coen. “He is a loyal member of our basketball family and I am excited to elevate his role to Assistant Coach. Manny’s dedication to the game, his professional playing experience and his exceptional work ethic are just a few reasons why he will have a bright coaching future. He is passionate about Northeastern and is committed to the success of our program and our student-athletes.”
Adako returned to his alma mater in 2017-18 after a seven-year professional basketball career and enters his second season as a member of the Northeastern staff.
“I have always been proud to call Northeastern University home,” said Adako. “To be able to contribute to the elite institution that has given me so much, is a dream come true. I am excited to begin working alongside the talented players and staff in preparation of the upcoming season.”
During his professional career, Adako made stops in Holland, Egypt, Qatar, and Dubai where he helped his teams to the Qatar Emir League Cup in 2014, as well as Qatar Prince’s Cup victories in 2015 and 2016. He has earned postseason accolades a total of five times in his career.
A CAA All-Conference honoree, Adako finished his career ranked 14th all-time at Northeastern in career scoring (1,209) and fourth in career field goal percentage (.541). During his time as a Husky, he posted the sixth and seventh-best seasons all-time from the field (.568 and .566).
Adako is Double Husky already graduating from Northeastern in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree and completing his master’s in Informatics from the College of Professional Studies in March 2017 .