Yasir Rosemond, a former player and assistant coach at the University of Oregon, has been hired as an assistant coach with the Seattle University men's basketball program, announced by head coach Cameron Dollar.

Rosemond spent five seasons as part of the Oregon coaching staff, starting as the director of basketball operations in 2005 before being promoted to assistant coach in the summer of 2007. Before returning to his alma mater, he coached for two seasons at Redlands Community College in Oklahoma, helping the team advance to the national junior college championship game.

"We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Yasir's caliber join our program," Dollar said. "He is one of the finest young coaches in the game. He is also a proven recruiter with nationwide contacts."

Rosemond played at the University of Oregon from 1997-99, appearing in 58 games. In the midst of a four-year professional basketball career in South America, Rosemond received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Oregon in 2003.

The Seattle University men's basketball team is coming off the 2009-10 season in which it posted a 17-14 record, including victories at Utah, at Oregon State, and at Portland State. The Redhawks will begin the 2010-11 campaign by participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic with a contest at the University of Maryland Monday, Nov. 8.

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