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Abe Woldeslassie
Position: Director of Basketball Operations (Men)
Alma Mater: Macalester
Graduating Year: 2008
Experience: 1st Year
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Over the summer, Dartmouth hired Woldeslassie as its director of basketball operations to handle a variety of behind-the-scenes duties that make the program run smoothly and efficiently.

Woldeslassie comes to Hanover after a two-year tenure as an assistant coach at Bowdoin in Brunswick, Maine, helping the Polar Bears post a 31-18 record during his stay. Among his duties were recruiting, overseeing film exchange, organizing team volunteer opportunities and assisting with team travel and summer camps.

A 2008 graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., Woldeslassie earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology. In his two years on the Scots basketball team, he started all 50 games while averaging 17.2 points and 5.4 assists per game. Twice he was named to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) First Team, and twice he led the league in assists.

Woldeslassie, a Minneapolis native, broke into the coaching ranks as an assistant coach at Impact Basketball, one of the premier basketball training facilities in the world. In addition to recruiting prospective student-athletes, he was active in on-court player development and assisted with the 2008 and 2009 NBA Pre-Draft workouts. He also served as co-director of the 2009 Impact Basketball Classic, a 14-team event held in Las Vegas. In the summer of 2009, he held a head coaching position at the Basketball Training Institute in Pasadena, California.

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