Coach Shakur Yahya is entering his seventh year as Assistant Coach of the Roxbury Community College Women’s Basketball Team. Last season, alongside Head Coach Mark Leszczyk, Yahya led the Lady Tigers to a 19-7 regular season record, a MCCAC Conference Championship, and the Region XXI Championship and an appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament.
Prior to his days at RCC, Yahya worked in a similar role at Dean College for two seasons, where he helped Head Coach Mark Leszczyk guide the Women’s Basketball Team to back-to-back appearances at the Region XXI Div II Championship Games.
Before Dean, Yahya helped Al-nur High School of Mansfield, MA - the state’s first Muslim high school - create a Boy’s Basketball Program. He served as the program’s first Head Coach, a position that he held for three years. The team amassed a record of 45-25 under his tutelage.
Yahya’s primary responsibilities with RCC will include scouting, practice preparation, and recruiting quality student-athletes from the New England area.