Moose Akanno begins his first season as an assistant coach for the track and field program, with his concentration on jumps and multi-event athletes.
Akanno comes to Hanover after a one-year stint at Fairleigh Dickinson,
where he was an assistant coach and worked with jumps, hurdles and
sprinters. In addition to his duties with the track program, he worked
as a sports performance specialist for The Annex Sports Performance. He
developed strength and conditioning programs and did speed and agility
Prior to his work at Fairleigh Dickinson, he
was an undergraduate assistant coach and intern at the University of
Connecticut. Akanno organized practice schedules and training programs
for different groups, while coordinating recruiting for sprints,
hurdles and jumps. He also implemented Dartfish Software into the
program with daily video and computer analysis sessions. Other duties
included, budget preparations, travel and meals. While at UConn, Akanno
was part of the Big East Conference Coaching Staff of the Year in 2009
after winning the Indoor Championship.
Akanno, a 2009 graduate
of Connecticut, competed in the heptathlon, long jump, triple jump and
hurdles for the Huskies. He was the team captain of the 2008 squad that
took home the Big East Championship and was a member of the 2006 Big East
Champion as well.
Akanno has also been a volunteer coach at
the high school level at Seton Hall Prep and Piscataway High School. He
was the jumps coach at Seton Hall, which he attended from 2000-04, and
tutored jumpers and hurdlers at Piscataway.