Originally posted on Kentucky Sports Connection  |  Last updated 6/2/14
Former Dayton assistant coach Adeniyi Amadou (pronounced AD-knee AHM-uh-doo) has been hired as an assistant coach for the Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball program, UK head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Monday. Amadou, a native of Paris, France, comes to Kentucky after serving four seasons on the UD coaching staff, where he worked with the post players and also contributed with scouting and recruiting for the Flyers. During his three years, Amadou helped lead the Flyers to 23 or more wins each season and back-to-back regular season Atlantic 10 titles. In 2012-13, Dayton finished with a 28-3 mark before falling to Kentucky, 84-70, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. This past season, the Flyers earned their fifth straight NCAA Tournament berth with their highest seeding in school history at No. 6. Dayton finished 23-8 overall after falling to Florida in the opening round. “We are so thrilled a person of his caliber has joined our staff,” Mitchell said. “He’s a person of...
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