|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
|Education:||IUP '08, Syracuse '09|
Rhode Island head coach Tammi Reiss announced Adeniyi Amadou as the women's basketball associate head coach on May 1, 2019. One of the premier recruiters and skill developers of post players in the country, Amadou spent the last three years as an assistant at Syracuse, leading the Orange to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
Prior to that, Amadou served as an assistant coach for the Kentucky women’s basketball program for two seasons and helped the Wildcats advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and 2016, including a trip to the 2016 regional semifinal.
Amadou spent four seasons on the Dayton coaching staff, where he worked with the post players and also contributed with scouting and recruiting for the Flyers. While at Dayton, Amadou helped lead the Flyers to back-to-back regular season Atlantic 10 titles in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.
Prior to Dayton, Amadou spent the 2009-10 season at Syracuse as the assistant director of basketball operations. The Orange posted a 25-11 overall record, which included a trip to the WNIT quarterfinals. He helped in all areas of the program, as he assisted with the strength and conditioning of the players, post player development and scouting, in addition to serving as video coordinator.
A native of Paris, France, Amadou started his collegiate career playing for the Black Knights of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He transferred to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and led his team in offensive rebounding his senior year.
He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from IUP and earned a master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse.