Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Temple promotes Mapp to Director of Men's Basketball Operations

PHILADELPHIA - Raheem Mapp, who has worked with the Temple University men's basketball program in various capacities since 2006, has been promoted to Director of Men's Basketball Operations.

Mapp earned both his bachelor's (2009) and master's (2013) degrees in sport and recreation management from Temple and just completed his fifth year as the program's Administrative/Video Coordinator.

"Raheem is the ideal person to serve as our Director of Basketball Operations," said Temple coach Fran Dunphy. "He has worked with Temple Basketball for the last decade, and did an exceptional job as our video coordinator the last five years."

In his prior role, Mapp coordinated all video functions, including breaking down game film and overseeing film exchange program, while assisting in the program's day-to-day operation.

"I am thankful to Coach Dunphy for not only this opportunity, but for providing an avenue to start my career upon graduation," said Mapp.  "I am so fortunate to be from Philadelphia, earn two degrees and work for the best university in Philadelphia. Temple Basketball has been my family for the last nine years, and I look forward to continuing to work hard for the Cherry and White."

While attending Temple as an undergraduate student, Mapp served three seasons (2006-09) as a manager of the men's basketball team before working in the office during the 2009-10 season to help fill the void left by the departure of then-Assistant Director of Basketball Operations Dwayne Killings (now an assistant coach).

A Philadelphia native, Mapp worked with the basketball team at his alma mater, Central High ('05), helping Coach Haviland Harper during his team's run to the 2005 Public League Championship. While at Central High, he also served as a bat boy for the Philadelphia Phillies for three years (2003-05) and did some video work for the club during the 2007 season.
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