ISOKEN UZAMERE | ASSISTANT COACH
Isoken Uzamere was hired in April 2016 and will spend her first year with the Knights in the 2016-17 season.
Uzamere comes to UCF after four years with Albany women's basketball program where she served as an assistant coach for two seasons after her two years as the 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.