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(W) Basketball

(W) Basketball Coaching Staff
Isoken Uzamere
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Phone: 1317
Email: iuzamere@athletics.ucf.edu

Isoken Uzamere was hired in April 2016. Her primary responsibilities include the development of post players, opponent scouting reports and recruiting.

In her three seasons at UCF, she has helped guide the Knights to three consecutive postseason appearances, including the program's first at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2018-19.

In 2017-18, Uzamere guided Masseny Kaba to a spot on the American Athletic Conference all-rookie team in 2017-18. After injuries knocked the Knights down to just two forwards that same year, Uzamere helped Kayla Thigpen, a shooting guard, transition into a forward position for the conference campaign.

Under her guidance, Nyala Shuler saw her rebounding numbers increase, as she led the Knights with 7.1 boards per game as a redshirt junior in 2017-18. The Orlando native continued her top rebounding performance during her final campaign and finished her career ranked fourth all-time with 837 boards. Shuler also finished in UCF’s career top 10 in blocks as her 84 put her at seventh all-time.

Uzamere came to UCF after four years with the Albany women’s basketball program where she served as an assistant coach for two seasons after two years as a graduate assistant manager.

While she was affiliated with the Great Danes, the team won four conference championships and earned four NCAA Tournament berths, which included Albany’s first NCAA Tournament win in 2016 against 5-seed Florida.

Uzamere had many roles at Albany. She was a recruiter, worked directly with the post players, oversaw the team’s managers and student assistants, served as the team’s strength and conditioning, nutrition and weight room liaison, made opponent scouting reports and assisted with game preparation.

In 2016, her post players accumulated numerous accolades. She helped guide forward Shereesha Richards to recognition as a two-time Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American. Moreover, Richards picked up her third-straight America East Player of the Year award in 2016 and was also named to the America East All-Conference First Team and All-Defensive Team. Forward/Center Tiana-Jo Carter was the conference’s selection for Sixth Player of the Year.

While Uzamere served as the team’s graduate assistant manager in 2012-14, she earned her master’s degree in interpersonal and intercultural communication. During those two years, she helped UAlbany capture a pair of America East titles and a combined 55-9 record.

Uzamere played forward for Hofstra and was a two-time Colonial Athletic Association All-Academic player in her junior and senior seasons. She served as the head coach of the Long Island Knights AAU Program in 2012 and was a counselor and coach at Game 7 Sports.

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