With nearly 10 years of college coaching experience, Saddi Washington begins his second season with the University of Michigan men’s basketball program.
In his first season with the Maize and Blue, Donlon helped the Wolverines produce the 28th 20-plus win season as U-M closed the year with a 26-12 final mark, winning 12 of its final 15 games, and advancing to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. In addition, following a plane crash prior takeoff for the 2017 Big Ten Tournament, the Wolverines rallied and won four games in four days, becoming the lowest seed (No. 8) in history to win the conference’s postseason event.
Washington came to Ann Arbor after spending the last decade as a member of the Oakland University coaching staff (2006-16). Following seven years as an assistant, he served as the associate head coach under Greg Kampe the last three seasons.
During his 10 years with Oakland, he helped the Golden Grizzlies to 198 wins, with five 20-plus win seasons. Oakland made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament (2010, ’11) after winning two straight Summit League regular season and conference tournament titles. In addition, Washington helped Oakland to four CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament’s (CIT) and a trip to the inaugural Vegas 16 Tournament in 2016.