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Men's Basketball
Takayo Siddle
Position: Assistant Coach
Phone: (910) 962-3569
Email: siddlet@uncw.edu

Takayo Siddle, one of the bright young basketball coaches in the country, joins the new staff of his former head coach this year.

“I’m very pleased to have Takayo join us here at UNCW,” said UNCW Head Coach Kevin Keatts. “He’s a hard worker and will be a key contributor as we build the program here. I think everyone in the Wilmington community will enjoy meeting and getting to know Takayo as we move forward.”

Siddle joins the UNCW program after spending the last four seasons as an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C. He arrived at GWU in 2010 following one season at Hargrave Military Academy, where Keatts was the head coach for 10 seasons.

In Siddle’s last year at Hargrave, the Tigers had 12 players sign NCAA Division I scholarships, including five in the ACC, SEC, Big East and Big Ten.

“I’ve known Takayo for a long time and his knowledge of the game, work ethic and enthusiasm will be a big plus for us,” Keatts said. “He played for me at Hargrave before attending Gardner-Webb. He’s taken what he learned as a player and become one of the bright young coaches in America.”

A native of Eden, N.C., Siddle played four seasons for the Runnin’ Bulldogs from 2006-10, appearing in 114 games. Siddle played in 21 games during his freshman year when GWU upset Minnesota and East Carolina on the road and took defending national champion North Carolina to the final buzzer.

In 2006-07, Siddle started all 30 games for Gardner-Webb as a sophomore and averaged a career-best 8.6 ppg with 104 assists.

As a junior in 2007-08, Siddle played in 32 games and helped Gardner-Webb stun No. 20 Kentucky at Rupp Arena and advance to the final four of the 2007 2K Sports College Hoops Classic in Madison Square Garden.

Siddle was a prep standout for Coach John Harder at Morehead High School in Eden, where he averaged 27.0 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals.

Siddle then played one season at Hargrave for Keatts before attending Gardner-Webb. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Gardner-Webb in 2009.

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