The Nebraska men’s basketball team has added a new member to its staff. Shannan Lum will serve as the Huskers’ recruiting coordinator, a newly-created position at Nebraska.
"Shannan brings experience working for both the Pac-12 and Big East programs, and she provides our staff another valuable perspective as we look for ways to elevate our program." – Coach Hoiberg
Welcome to the Husker Family, Shannan Lum. pic.twitter.com/BCdFohUpcI
— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) May 24, 2021
Lum will help Fred Hoiberg and his staff in advanced scouting, which includes opponent and team self-scouting and game preparation. She will also oversee the recruiting landscape for Nebraska (with a focus on the NCAA transfer portal) and will implement and manage the Huskers’ recruiting database and assist with recruiting research.
“Shannan brings experience working for both the Pac-12 and Big East programs, and she provides our staff another valuable perspective. Her background in coaching and operations will enhance our basketball staff in game preparation as well,” Hoiberg said in a statement. “When we evaluated our entire program following the season, we wanted to enhance player development as well as look for opportunities to take advantage of the changing recruiting landscape. The addition of Shannan to our staff is another step in the process as we look for ways to elevate our program.”
Lum is the second female to currently hold the recruiting coordinator position at a Power Five men’s basketball program. She is the first of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent to hold the position.
“While it’s not the reason I fell in love with this sport, I like to think this is one way to make my mother proud as well as every woman out there,” Lum told Forbes.
She comes to Nebraska after most recently serving as the director of video for the Cal women’s basketball team for the past two seasons, overseeing scouting and analytics and video breakdown and exchange. She also assisted in recruiting and player development through film. Prior to her time at Cal, she was an intern for the Stanford women’s basketball team for the 2018-19 season. She assisted in the Cardinal’s basketball analysis for scouting and day-to-day operations.
Lum, a 2018 graduate of St. John’s University, spent her two final seasons in Queens as the head manager and operations assistant with the Red Storm men’s basketball program. She also spent two seasons with the St. John’s women’s basketball program, serving as a basketball skills and development trainer.
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