The Nyack College Athletics Department has announced a new appointment, but the “new” coach is no stranger. Rashidi Aikens returns as coach of the women’s basketball team. He previously served as the program’s assistant coach at Nyack from 2002 to 2012.
Armed with strong experience on the Division II level, Coach Aikens, a 2001 Nyack alumnus, has also coached women’s basketball at LIU Post University and at Mercy College.
Nyack’s Director of Athletics Keith Davie says, “We are extremely pleased to bring Rashidi back to Nyack College because of his commitment to seeing students have a transformational experience athletically, academically and spiritually. His strengths in recruitment, player preparation and conditioning and his passion for the game of basketball make him a perfect fit for our program at this time. Coach Aikens believes that being successful is the end product achieved by doing right things on a daily basis. We are excited to see the direction that Coach Aikens will take the women’s basketball program.”
Welcome back, Coach Aikens!