Damany Hendrix joins the Men’s basketball staff at Cal
State Northridge after several years at the high school level and
three years of coaching at the NAIA level. This is Hendrix’s
first year at the Division I level and he is excited to be joining
a great staff here at Northridge.
Hendrix joins the staff after having coached under Brian Rooney at California State University at the Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California. Under Coach Rooney the Keelhaulers have won the conference regular season title three of the last four years, including an undefeated season, and have won the conference tournament the past two seasons. The Keelhaulers won a game in the opening round, which had never been done by any team from the CALPAC.
Prior to coaching at the Maritime Academy, Hendrix coached one of the top AAU teams in the country in the Oakland Soldiers. In 2010, the Oakland Soldiers were a consensus top 3 team in the country, having finished in the top 4 teams in the EYBL and winning two national tournaments led by Hendrix. Over his 5 years coaching with the Soldiers, Hendrix won several National tournaments and coached over 20 Division 1 signees, including 3 McDonalds All-Americans.
Hendrix is also known as one of the best skill development trainers in Northern California. He established Bridge Builder Basketball LLC, a skill development company that fostered education and character through basketball. Hendrix became a philanthropist in his hometown of Vallejo, Ca and still mentors many high school and college athletes.
Hendrix was the leading scorer on a 32-2 Vallejo High School team and began his college career at Gonzaga University as a redshirt. He then transferred to Santa Rosa Junior College where he was an All-State Selection, and after receiving his Associated Degree he then transferred to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas to play for Mike Deane where he was a 2 time All-Southland selection. Hendrix received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2003 where he majored in General Studies.