Senque Carey is in his fifth year as an assistant coach at Fresno State.
As a premier recruiter, Carey serves as the top recruiter on the staff with significant on-court coaching responsibilities during the season. Throughout his first four seasons with the Bulldogs, Carey helped build the quality foundation for the future of the Fresno State men's basketball program with strong recruiting classes and a commitment to high academic performance.
Carey played an instrumental role in the addition of 2009 second-team All-WAC forward Sylvester Seay and freshman standout Paul George. He delivered the 12th best mid-major 2009 early signing recruiting class in the nation according to one recruiting service as Greg Smith, Garrett Johnson and Jerry Brown, Jr. are all expected to compete for immediate playing time. Carey elevated the highly touted group another level with the addition of junior college point guard Steven Shepp and Division I transfer Jonathan Wills.
Carey joined the Bulldog coaching staff in 2005 when head coach Steve Cleveland returned to his native Fresno to lead the storied program with an unwavering commitment to the highest success on and off the hardwood. During his tenure, Carey helped craft the academic revitalization that produced the largest Academic Progress Rate (APR) improvement in the country, the program's first Academic All-District honoree and the graduation of ten men's basketball student-athletes from December 2007 to May 2009, which marks the most in a similar span in program history.
The Bulldogs returned to the postseason in his second year, which included a roster full of Carey-led recruits, including 2007 Second Round NBA pick Dominic McGuire.
Before coming to Fresno State, Carey served as an assistant coach under Heath Schroyer at Portland State. Prior to Portland State, Carey was an undergraduate assistant coach at New Mexico.
Carey played collegiately for both the University of Washington and New Mexico. In 2001-02, he started 20 games for the Lobos and was considered one of the team's best point guards. However, toward the beginning of the 2002-03 season, his career came to an abrupt halt when he suffered a spinal cord injury against Northwestern State that left him temporarily paralyzed for two weeks.
A native of East Palo Alto, Calif., Carey graduated from New Mexico in 2004. Carey and his wife, Nadia, reside in Fresno and welcomed their first child, Indira, on July 19, 2008.
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University of New Mexico, B.A., Communication (2004)