Akbar Waheed
Akbar  Waheed

Position:
Assistant Coach


A native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of Gonzaga College High School, Waheed is a skilled recruiter and a strong developer of talent who has recruited and developed a multitude of players who have gone on to the professional ranks.

Waheed, who spent the 2014-15 season as a scout with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association, has nearly 15 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience, with stops at Niagara and Boston College, in addition to Hofstra.

In his career as an assistant coach, Waheed has been part of five postseason teams, including two squads that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Prior to spending the 2014-15 season with the Thunder, Waheed worked at Boston College from 2010 to 2014.

A 1999 graduate of Niagara, Waheed spent 11 years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, helping guide the Purple Eagles to a 208-135 record during that time, including a pair of NCAA Tournament berths and four 20-win seasons.

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