Muhamadou Kaba has been promoted to assistant men’s basketball coach at East Stroudsburg University, after serving as the interim assistant coach and recruiting coordinator during the 2016-17 season.
Kaba, a 2015 graduate of ESU and a four-year letterwinner at guard from 2011-15, enters his seventh year as a member of the ESU basketball program in 2017-18.
Following a redshirt year, Kaba played in 113 games in his four seasons with the Warriors and was a member of two PSAC championship teams, as a freshman in 2012 and a junior in 2014. He also played on three straight NCAA Division II Tournament teams (2012-14) and four PSAC Final Four teams. The 2014 team reached the Atlantic Regional final and finished with a 30-2 record.
Kaba was a co-recipient of ESU’s Coaches Award as a senior and contributed 287 career points and 227 rebounds.
Kaba was the lead assistant for head coach Jeff Wilson last season after beginning the year as the graduate assistant. He moved up one chair after assistant coach Anthony Ross accepted a position at Division I Central Connecticut in November.
ESU posted an 18-11 record and made its eighth straight trip to the PSAC quarterfinals last season. Senior forward Rasheed Moore became the first four-time All-PSAC East selection in program history, was named to the NABC All-Region team and played in the NABC Reese’s Division II All-Star Game.
As recruiting coordinator this winter, Kaba helped land two student-athletes who have signed a National Letter of Intent, Marc Rodriguez (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) and Michael Millsip (Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann Goretti).
Wilson enters his 16th season as ESU’s head coach, compiling a record of 271-157 and ranking 12th in PSAC history in career wins. Along with the 2012 and 2014 PSAC championships, the Warriors have made four NCAA Tournament appearances (2010, 2012-14) and made six straight PSAC Final Four appearances (2010-15). ESU has won at least 16 games in 12 straight seasons.
Kaba, a native of East Orange, N.J., was an eighth-grade math teacher at East Orange STEM Academy during the 2015-16 academic year before returning to ESU to pursue his coaching career. He graduated in spring 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and was part of the ESU honors program. He was also a team co-captain and the team’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative.