Takayo Siddle

Takayo Siddle (born May 25, 1986)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: UNC Wilmington Seahawks
Current conference: Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
UNC Wilmington record: 34-19 (.642)
Overall record: 34-19 (.642)

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Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-present UNC Wilmington
2017-2020 NC State (asst)
2014-2017 UNC Wilmington (asst)
2010-2014 Gardner-Webb (asst)

Takayo Siddle Facts

  • Takayo Siddle
  • Born May 25, 1986
  • Hometown: Eden, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: Gardner-Webb University (BS, 2009)
  • Played at Morehead HS (NC) then spent post-grad year playing for Kevin Keatts at Hargrave Military Academy (VA)
  • Spent four seasons playing for head coach Rick Scruggs at Gardner-Webb, graduating in 2009
  • Started his coaching career at Hargrave, serving as an assistant under Keatts for the 2009-10 season
  • Returned to his alma mater GWU in 2010, spending the next three seasons as one of Chris Holtmann‘s assistants
  • Hired by Keatts to be an assistant at UNC Wilmington in 2014, working with the Seahawks for three seasons
  • Followed Keatts to NC State in 2017, spending three more years with him in Raleigh
    • Part of another NCAA Tournament and NIT (postseason not held in 2020)
  • Hired in March 2020 to be the head coach back at UNC Wilmington
    • In his second year (and first full season), Siddle led the Seahawks to a CAA regular season title and was named CAA COY; UNCW went on to win the 2022 CBI
    • In April 2022, UNCW signed Siddle to a contract extension through the 2026-27 season

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