assistant coach who has made numerous stops at schools across the country, Mike
Mennenga returns to the college coaching ranks after serving as Co-Director of
the Nike Elite Youth Basketball program and the CIA Bounce Program in Toronto
and Buffalo. Most recently, Mennenga also provided his talents and basketball
knowledge as a color analyst for Time Warner Cable SportsNet in Buffalo and as
a college basketball contributor to the FAN Radio Network in Toronto.
of Rantoul, Ill., he spent one year on the Illinois-Chicago coaching staff in
2010-11, where he helped with player development, opponent scouting and recruiting.
During the 2009-10 year, Mennenga was on staff at Providence College under
former head coach Keno Davis, where he served as the Friars' Director of Player
Development. There, he worked to develop and coordinate underclassmen
recruiting efforts and organized all campus visits. Mennenga was also in charge
of video breakdown of student-athlete's individual practice and game
time at Providence, Mennenga was an assistant basketball coach at the Nichols School
in Buffalo from 2007-09. At Nichols, he helped lead the Vikings to an amazing
mark of 48-6 over two seasons.
as an assistant coach at Iowa State University during the 2005-06 season, as
the Cyclones boasted the top scoring offense in the Big XII and saw four
student-athletes receive academic all-conference accolades. From 2000-05 he
filled many roles at the University at Buffalo, including assistant basketball
coach, recruiting coordinator and NCAA compliance staffer. During the 2004-05
campaign, the Bulls won 24 games and earned their first postseason berth with
an NIT appearance. His recruiting classes from 2003-05 were each ranked first
in the Mid-American Conference by Rivals.com. He began his Division I career as
an assistant at Maine from 1996-2000. The Black Bears set school records in
wins, attendance and all-conference selections during that time period.
Mennenga earned his associate's degree from Vincennes
University in 1990 and his bachelor's degree in finance from Morehead State
University in 1993, where he was a member of the basketball team. He currently
lives in Buffalo with his wife, Shanetta, and their two daughters, Cheyenne and