Anthony Rashid serves as the Physical Education teacher for University Academy's Lower School. He was officially announced the new Head Coach of UA's Upper School boys basketball team on August 16, 2023. Coach Rashid was a part of the middle school football staff; coaching them to a 5-1 record.
A Kansas City native, Coach Rashid graduated from Northeast High school in 2010. After graduating from Northeast, Rashid went to college at the University of Missouri-Kansas City(UMKC) where he finished with a Bachelor degree in Communications Studies with an emphasis in Sports Journalism and Radio Broadcasting.
Rashid brings collegiate level coaching experience to University Academy. He was the Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator for the UMKC men’s basketball team from 2015 to 2019. After that, he worked with the Do More Elite basketball program as a Basketball Director until 2021. His most recent coaching position was with a local Kansas City area basketball organization called Mentality by Michael Watson. He also served as their Director of Basketball Operations.
Rashid mentors kids both locally and at Unviversity Academy. Along with his passion for coaching, he’s also very passionate about making a difference in kids lives. “I’m excited to coach this group of young men. My goal is make these guys the best students in the classroom, then make sure they have the skills to compete on the court. The goal is to make college students out of them, even is they don’t play sports at the next level.” Coach Rashid has recruited Coach Jermaine Kemp, Coach Anthony Hill and Coach James Howard to help him lead the Upper School team to victory. “I’m excited to have experienced coaches along side me out this year. With our combined knowledge and dedication I am confident that we will have a productive season. Let's go Gryphons!"