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WBB: Khan Returns To Hofstra

Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications
Release: 06/21/2012
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Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University Head Women's Basketball Coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey today announced the appointment of Faisal (rhymes with castle) Khan to the position of assistant women's basketball coach.  Khan returns to Hofstra after serving as an assistant coach with the Pride from 2008-10. 

“The Hofstra Women’s Basketball program is extremely excited to announce the return of Faisal Khan to the Pride coaching staff,” commented Kilburn-Steveskey.  “Faisal’s passion and commitment to academics during his previous tenure with the Pride was by far the best in Hofstra Women’s Basketball history.  His defensive focus and voice on the floor is a great addition to our already strong and tremendously diverse staff.  His character and philosophy strongly mirror what we stand for here at Hofstra.”

“We wholeheartedly welcome Faisal back to Hofstra and look forward to having him onboard to help us take the Pride Women’s Basketball program to the next level both within the Colonial Athletic Association and on the national scene,” continued Kilburn-Steveskey.

During Khan’s previous stint at Hofstra, the Pride combined to win 36 games during his two seasons.  The successful run culminated with an appearance in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) second round during the 2009-10 season.  Hofstra advanced to the second round with a stunning 76-68 road win over Big Ten member Penn State.   

Khan makes his return to Hofstra with nearly a decade of experience coaching collegiate women's basketball, including five seasons at UNC Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina.  During his time with the Bulldogs, Khan was part of a staff that took over a team that won one game in 2001-02 and by his second season the team won 19 games, and would go on to win 18, 15 and 21 in subsequent seasons.  In his final four seasons there, the program would average more than 18 wins a season and in 2006-07 captured its first-ever Big South title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to his stint at UNC Asheville, Khan spent one season each at Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, West Virginia) and West Virginia Wesleyan College (Buckhannon, West Virginia).  During his one season at Shepherd the Rams won 19 games and in his year at West Virginia Wesleyan the team advanced to the conference quarterfinals and won 10 conference contests. 
Khan also has extensive basketball experience at other levels as well.  He has previously served as the head coach for the Maryland Waves AAU team in Baltimore, Maryland, and for the San Francisco Waldorf School, as an assistant girls' basketball coach at Seton-Keough High School in Baltimore and worked as a student manager with the University of Maryland men's basketball program.
A 1999 graduate of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County with a degree in social work and a minor psychology, Khan has also worked as a programs manager with Peace Players International in South Africa and as a social work intern with the Springfield Psychiatric State Hospital in Carroll County, Maryland.

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