Naim Crenshaw enters his first season as an assistant coach at Penn State Brandywine in 2017-18.
Crenshaw brings an impressive coaching and playing resume to the program, spanning over two decades of experience on both the collegiate and professional levels.
Crenshaw began his basketball career at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia where he excelled as a two-time all-Public League and all-City selection. As a senior in 1997, Crenshaw, ranked as one of the top-100 high school basketball players in the country and led the city of Philadelphia in scoring (26.3 ppg), while receiving McDonald's All-America honorable mention and First Team All-State honors.
Following a standout high school career, Crenshaw signed with St Joseph's University where he played for Head Coach Phil Martelli from 1998-2002. A double-figure scorer all four seasons with the Hawks, Crenshaw helped St. Joseph's reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2000-2001, alongside future NBA stars Jameer Nelson and Delonte West, and was named Atlantic 10 Conference Sixth Man of the Year. Crenshaw scored 1,325 points during his career and is still known as one of the most prolific three-point threats in St. Joseph's history.
Crenshaw earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from St. Joseph's in 2002.
After his collegiate career, Crenshaw participated in tryouts and workouts for several professional teams and played professionally overseas in Israel and Lebanon.
Crenshaw began his coaching career during the 2006-2007 season as an assistant boys basketball coach at Harriton High School.
A mentor to many young men in the community, Crenshaw believes his community service is his most important goal and ambition in life. He has served as a counselor for over 10 years at St. Gabriel Hall in Audubon, Pa. Throughout the years, Crenshaw has spoken at schools, community organizations, and basketball camps, using his connection between basketball and teaching of life-long goals and character traits as his platform.
Crenshaw is a native of Philadelphia and currently resides in the city with his wife, Kori, and their son, Naim II.