|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Sasha Ameri joined the Crusaders as a Volunteer Assistant Men’s Basketball coach in September after two years with Barry University in Miami, Florida.
Ameri assists in several areas including film, travel, operations, administrative, on-court coaching, workouts, academics, and other responsibilities related to the basketball program. He is also the assistant coach for the Belmont Abbey Developmental team.
A native from Toronto, Canada, Ameri played under and worked with Phil Dixon, a former player of the Canadian Men’s National Team and a well-respected coach. Ameri also assisted Dixon's HoopSkool camps as a coach.
While being recruited by other schools, Ameri elected to make the transition from basketball to track & field, following an injury that prevented him from playing in his first year at the University of Waterloo. In track, he made two appearances at the OUA Provincial Championships, while specializing in multi-events.
At Barry, Sasha assisted the Men’s Basketball program in many aspects including day-to-day operations, film, player development, equipment, travel, workouts, camps, as well as other duties.
During his two years with the team, the Barry Buccaneers made two trips to the NCAA tournament, including an undefeated record at home and winning their conference, as well as a trip to the Elite Eight during the 2015-2016 season.
Ameri graduated from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor's degree in business and law in 2014. In 2016, he earned a master’s degree in Sport Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Barry, while being a graduate assistant with Men’s Basketball.