Amir Abdur-Rahim

Amir Abdur-Rahim (born March 18, 1981)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: South Florida Bulls
Current conference: American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)
Kennesaw State record: 45-74 (.378)
South Florida record: 25-8 (.758)
Overall record: 70-82 (.461)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present South Florida
2019-2023 Kennesaw State
2018-2019 Georgia (asst)
2014-2018 Texas A&M (asst)
2013-2014 College of Charleston (assoc. HC)
2012-2013 College of Charleston (asst)
2011-2012 Georgia Tech (DPD)
2008-2011 Murray State (asst)
2006-2008 Murray State (grad. asst)

Amir Abdur-Rahim Facts

  • Amir Abdur-Rahim
  • Born March 18, 1981
  • Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Alma Mater: Southeastern Louisiana University (BA, 2004) / Murray State University (MA, 2008)
  • Has 12 siblings; one of whom is longtime NBA player and current NBA G-League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim
  • After graduating from Joseph Wheeler HS (Marietta, GA), Abdur-Rahim spent one year at Garden City CC (KS)
  • Transferred to Southeastern Louisiana in 2001, playing three seasons under head coach Billy Kennedy
    • Earned All-Southland honors each of his three seasons with the Lions
  • Started his coaching career in 2006, spending five years (three as a full-time assistant) on Kennedy‘s staff at Murray State
  • Took a job as director of player development at Georgia Tech under head coach Brian Gregory in 2011
  • A year later joined Doug Wojcik‘s staff at College of Charleston, spending one year as an assistant and one as associate HC
  • Reunited with Kennedy in 2014, working as an assistant at Texas A&M for four seasons
    • During his tenure at TAMU, was a part of two NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances
  • Returned to his home state in 2018 to become an assistant on Tom Crean‘s staff at Georgia
  • Hired in April 2019 to become the new head coach at Kennesaw State, his first head coaching opportunity
    • After getting just one and five wins in his first two seasons, respectively, Abdur-Rahim led the Owls to their first-ever winning season, 20+ win season and ASUN title since moving up to the Division I level; he was named 2023 ASUN COY and won the 2023 Hugh Durham Award as the nation’s top mid-major head coach
    • The Owls went on to win the ASUN Tournament to reach the D-I NCAA Tournament for the first time ever
  • Hired in March 2023 to be the next head coach of the South Florida Bulls in the AAC
    • In his first year at the helm, Abdur-Rahim led the Bulls to their first-ever AAC regular season title, and first title in any league since 2000; they won 25 games, appeared in the NIT and AAR was named 2024 AAC COY

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