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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE               Contact: Bettylu Smith
                                                  Sequoia Union High School District
                                                  (650) 369-1411, ext. 2361

Collegiate basketball coach signs on at Menlo-Atherton High


Picture of Senque Carey
Senque Carey
ATHERTON, CA, October 4, 2010 – Veteran collegiate basketball coach and East Palo Alto native Carey has been hired as head coach of the boys varsity basketball team at Menlo-Atherton High School,principal Matthew Zito announced this morning.

Carey, who played basketball at St. Francis High School, Mt. View, in the mid-Nineties, says he is looking forward to returning to the area with his wife and daughter to lead the M-A basketball team into a new era.

 “These are very exciting times for M-A Bears basketball,”  Carey said. “I am excited about developing a program – built on a strong academic foundation – that the school and community can be proud of.”

Following impressive records as a point guard in high school and college, Carey took on his first assistant coaching job in 2003 at the University of New Mexico. After a stop as assistant coach at Portland State University, he assumed his current role as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Fresno State University in 2005.

“My personal goal is to help develop student-athletes with character, discipline and integrity,” Carey said. “I look forward to encouraging success on the floor and in the classroom, and I look forward to continuing the M-A Bears tradition and win championships.”

Principal Zito adds that Carey is known for his strength in developing players of all skills levels on the path to reaching their greatest potential.

Carey, who has a bachelors degree in communications and university studies from the University of New Mexico, was named earlier this year by Basketball Times magazine as one of the nation's top assistant coaches. He has been involved in developing professional basketball talent, including Paul George, this year's No. 10 overall NBA draft pick by the Indiana Pacers.

Preseason practices with Carey at the helm will start on Nov. 1 in Menlo-Atherton’s newly renovated Ayers Gym.



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