MEET COACH Q

“COACH Q”

A native of East Palo Alto, Coach Senque Carey, who was honored in 2010 as one of the nation’s top 100 assistant coaches by Basketball Times Magazine, concluded his fifth year as Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Fresno State. Carey also served as an Assistant Coach at Portland State and undergraduate Assistant Coach at the University of New Mexico. He is currently the Head Basketball coach and trainer of his private programs throughout the Bay Area.

Throughout his previous coaching career, Carey helped build high quality foundations for many college men’s basketball programs with strong recruiting classes and a commitment to high academic performance.

As a premier talent evaluator, Carey played an instrumental role in securing and developing the skills of many professional basketball players, including Paul George into the No. 10 overall pick by the Indiana Pacers in the 2010 NBA Draft; a 2007 Second Round NBA pick in Dominic McGuire; and countless overseas professional basketball players. He has also recruited and guided the talent of many NBA prospects including Greg Smith, the 2009-2010 WAC Freshman of the Year. His strong recruiting skills have been nationally recognized as he delivered the 12th best mid-major 2009 early signing recruiting class in the nation.

Carey played collegiate basketball for both the University of Washington and New Mexico.

Former Portland State University and Wyoming Head Coach, Heath Schroyer, said “Senque is a rising star in this coaching business!”

PLAYER:
University of New Mexico
– In 2001-02, he started 20 games for the Lobos and was considered the team’s best point guard. However, toward the beginning of the 2002-03 season, his career came to an abrupt halt when he suffered a spinal cord injury during a game against Northwestern State that left him temporarily paralyzed for two months.

University of Washington
– All-Pac-10 Freshman Team member who started in the point guard position.
– Named to the 1999 Pacific-10 Conference All-Freshman Team
– Played in all 28 games last season with 17 starts, including the final 16 games
– Led the Huskies with 94 assists, the second-highest total by a freshman in school history
– The leading returning rebounder (3.1 rpg) and second-leading returning scorer (8.7 ppg)
– Recorded a stretch of nine consecutive double-figure scoring games during the Pac-10 season, averaging 16.2 points per game during that span
– Registered a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds at Oregon State (Feb. 11) while also contributing six assists and three steals
– Averaged 18.0 points in two outings against Arizona and Pac-10 Player of the Year point guard Jason Terry
– Ranks seventh among all-time Washington freshman with 251 points and is No. 6 in minutes played with 736
– Signed a Washington letter-of-intent on Nov. 13, 1997.

Former UW Coach Bender on Carey, “Senque is one of the premier point guards in a league that has a great history of point guards.”

St. Francis High School
– One of the premier point guard prospects on the West Coast during 1998
– A first-team selection on the 15-player Best in the West poll of coaches produced by the Long Beach Press-Telegram
– Ranked 96th nationally and No. 20 among point guards in the Top-100 list of high school prospects published in Hoop Scoop by Clark Francis
– Four year letter-winner compiling a 101-28 record for a .783 career winning percentage
– Averaged nearly 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as a senior in 1998 for a 25-8 St. Francis squad
– Named the 1998 regional Player of the Year and a first-team All-Metro member by the San Francisco Examiner
– Twice voted Most Valuable Player of the West Catholic Athletic League
– St. Francis won the 1998 Central Coast Section Division II title before losing 63-57 to Montgomery in the Northern California championship game
– Averaged 26 points, 12.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists as a junior in 1997, leading St. Francis to a 26-3 record
– Hit for 46 points in overtime victory before tallying 43 on 7 of 10 shooting from behind the arc in the California state quarterfinals. Carey also gained a state title when his Saint Francis Lancers beat Dominguez of Compton in 1994 state title game. Carey had 11 points as a freshman. Dominguez was the 4th ranked team in the country by Cal High Sports during that time.

In addition to leading his private basketball programs, Senque Carey is the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Castro Valley High. He currently resides in the Bay Area with his wife, Nadia, and two daughters: Indira and Naiya.

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