Mike Papale and Souleymane Wane, a former standout player at the University of Connecticut, were named assistant coaches on the UMass Lowell men’s basketball team, head coach Greg Herenda announced Friday.
Papale was a student manager last season at Quinnipiac. Over the last four years, Papale coached at several levels in the AAU circuit with both the Central Connecticut Hoop Stars and the New England Playaz. He served as the head coach for Central Connecticut’s U-17 team last year and helped lead it to a 35-14 record and a fifth-place showing at the AAU National Championship.
Wane was a standout center on the University of Connecticut Basketball team from 1997-01 where helped the Huskies to the 1999 NCAA Championship and earned his degree in political science.
A native of Dakar, Senegal, Wane came to the U.S. in 1995 and attended Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, N.Y. before attending Connecticut in 1997. He peaked as a senior with the Huskies with averages of 4.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots in 20.4 minutes per game.
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