Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg has a new position and new staffer in his men’s basketball program.
Hoiberg and NU on Monday morning announced the hiring of Shannan Lum as the Huskers’ recruiting coordinator, a newly created role.
Lum joins Nebraska after spending the past two seasons as the director of video for the California women’s basketball program.
She is the second woman to have the recruiting coordinator title at a men’s Power Five basketball program and the first woman of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent, according to a news release.
Before she was at Cal, she spent two seasons as an intern for Stanford’s women’s basketball program and head coach Tara VanDerveer. She’s a St. John’s graduate and worked for the men’s basketball program there while she was in school, which means she was part of the Red Storm program at the same time as Husker assistant Matt Abdelmassih.
“Shannan brings experience working for both the Pac-12 and Big East programs, and she provides our staff another valuable perspective,” Hoiberg said in a statement. “Her background in coaching and operations will enhance our basketball staff in-game preparation as well. When we evaluated our entire program following the season, we wanted to enhance player development as well as look for opportunities to take advantage of the changing recruiting landscape.
“The addition of Shannan to our staff is another step in the process as we look for ways to elevate our program.”
According to the release, Lum will assist the NU coaching staff in both opponent scout and self-scouting and also game preparation. In addition, she’ll oversee the ever-expanding transfer landscape in college basketball for NU, “including implementing and managing NU’s recruiting database.”
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