Mamo Rafiq, who has 15 years of coaching experience will begin his 1st season at El Camino's Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.
Rafiq began his coaching career in 2002 primarily as a basketball camp counselor for Idaho State University, UC Davis and Sacramento Kings.
Rafiq served as an Academic Adviser and Assistant Basketball Coach at NCAA Division 1, Idaho State University during 2005-2007. During the two seasons the Bengals posted an overall record of 35-24.
Rafiq served as the Head Coach for the Afghanistan National Basketball Team from 2007-2016. During his tenure the Olympic team participated in FIBA events in India, Bangladesh, China, and Taiwan. Under his guidance the team also competed in their annual California College Tour which consisted of exhibition games versus NCAA Divison ll, lll and NAIA schools. In 2010, Afghanistan won Gold in the 11th South Asian Games. In 2012, Afghanistan won Gold in the 3rd Asian Beach Games in 2013, Afghanistan won Silver in FIBA South Asia Basketball Qualification Tournament. During his tenure, Afghanistan posted an overall record of 61-33.
In 2011-2012, Rafiq served as River Valley High School Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and helped the team reach an overall record of 18-7.
Coach Mamo served as Yuba City High School Head Varsity Boys basketball Coach from 2013-2018. During his five seasons, Yuba City qualified for the CIF SJS playoffs four of the five years. With an overall record of 83-62, Rafiq developed 10 All-League players and 1st Team All-Area selections.
In 2018-2019, Rafiq served as Marysville High School Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and helped the team qualify for the CIF SJS playoffs with an overall record of 21-9.
Rafiq participated in three years of Varisty basketball at Yuba City High School where he graduated in 2000. During his senior season Rafiq signed a full athletic scholarship to play basketball at Idaho State university. iIn 2002, Rafiq transferred to UC Davis in order to be closer to his family and was a member of the Aggies basketball team for one season.
Coach Mamo graduated from UC Davis in June of 2005, earning his bachelor's degree in History. He received his masters in Athletic Administration/Physical Education from Idaho State University in June of 2007.
Rafiq and his wife, Junie are excited to be part of the Eagles family. They have four children (Mateen, Amani, Zyde, and Shah).
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