BIOGRAPHY

Makubika_MikeMike Makubika is entering his first season as a member of the Moccasin men’s basketball staff in 2015-16 and his sixth as Donnelly’s top assistant. Makubika came to Florida Southern in May of 2015 after spending the past five seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach on Donnelly’s staff at Southern Connecticut State University.

In his time at Southern Connecticut State, Makubika was involved with all facets of the Owls program and helped the program reach the postseason all five seasons, including a 30-3 record and an Elite Eight appearance in 2013-14.

Since arriving at SCSU in 2010-11, Makubika helped the Owls post a 97-48 record over the past five seasons, including one Elite Eight appearance, one Sweet 16 appearance, two Northeast-10 Conference Southwest Division titles and one Northeast-10 Conference Tournament championship.

Makubika joined Southern Connecticut State after spending the 2009-10 school year as an assistant under Donnelly at Post University. In his role at Post, Makubika was responsible for on-court instruction, player development, scouting, strength and conditioning and recruiting.

Prior to getting into collegiate coaching, Makubika served as a team manager at both Syracuse and Central Connecticut State University. He served as a team manager at Central Connecticut State for two seasons, before transferring to Syracuse, where he filled the same position for three seasons. At Syracuse, Makubika worked with Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Syracuse in 2006 and earned his masters degree in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse in 2008.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
YEAR ORGANIZATION JOB TITLE-COACHING ASSIGNMENT HIGHLIGHTS

2015-16 Florida Southern College Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
10-19 (Sunshine State Conference Tournament)

2014-15 Southern Connecticut State University Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
24-8 (Northeast-10 Regular Season Champions) (NCAA SWEET SIXTEEN)

2013-14 Southern Connecticut State University Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
30-3 (Northeast-10 Tournament Champions) (Northeast-10 Regular Season Champions) (NCAA ELITE EIGHT) (NCAA East Regional Champions)

2012-13 Southern Connecticut State University Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
17-10 (Northeast-10 Tournament)

2011-12 Southern Connecticut State University Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
14-13 (Northeast-10 Tournament)

2010-11 Southern Connecticut State University Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
12-15 (Northeast-10 Tournament)

2009-10 Post University Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach 13-17
(Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament)

2007-08 Syracuse University Teaching Assistant College Learning Strategies Course

2006-07– Syracuse University Teaching Assistant College Learning Strategies Course

2005-06 Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Student-Manager 23-12
(Big East Tournament Champions) (NCAA Tournament)

2004-05 Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Student-Manager 27-7
(NCAA Tournament)

2003-04
Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Student-Manager 23-8
(NCAA Tournament)

2002-03 Central Connecticut State University Men’s Basketball Student-Manager 15-13

2002-01 Central Connecticut State University Men’s Basketball Student-Manager 27-5 (Northeast Conference Tournament Champions) (NCAA Tournament)

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