Syracuse women's basketball has added an experienced assistant coach with a reputation as a quality recruiter to their staff. Former assistant director of basketball operations for the women's program at SU (2009-10), Adeniyi Amadou, was hired as an assistant by head coach Quentin Hillsman.
"Adeniyi is regarded as one of the premier recruiters and skill developers of post players in the country," Hillsman said in a release. "Adeniyi is a tireless worker and his ability to attract top-tier student-athletes is unquestioned.
"His recruiting reach is international. I believe his largest asset to our recruiting base will be in our recruitment of international prospects."
Amadou comes to Syracuse after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Kentucky where the Wildcats advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament each year, including a Sweet-16 berth in 2016. Prior to his stint at Kentucky, Amadou spent four years on the staff at Dayton.
With the Flyers, he worked with post players, scouting and recruiting. Dayton won at least 23 games each season, including back-to-back Atlantic-10 regular season titles.
Amadou is a native of Paris, France. He played division one college basketball for the Army Black Knights prior to transferring to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from IUP as well as a master's from Newhouse. He is currently working on his Ph.D. at Newhouse in mass communication.