Amir Siddiqu was approved by the Board as the new Head Boys Basketball Coach at Ewing High School.
Siddiqu is currently a Teacher of Special Education at Ewing High School. He has Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, in Philosophy from Rutgers University and a Masters Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Holy Family University.
Siddiqu is a graduate of Ewing High School, and the former Blue Devil student-athlete takes over a basketball program at his alma mater that has seen a lot of success over the years. In the past decade, Ewing High School Boys Basketball has won numerous divisional titles, a county title, and made four state championship finals appearances under the now retired Shelly Dearden.
Siddiqu brings a strong coaching background to his new position. Most recently, he was one of Coach Dearden’s top assistants for the Blue Devils. He was also the Head Boys Basketball Coach at neighboring Hopewell Valley High Schools for four years, and has served as an assistant football coach for both high schools. He also has significant experience coaching basketball at the youth and camp levels.
“I am extremely excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead the Boys Basketball program at Ewing High School,” Siddiqu stated. “I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge and thank Coach Shelly Dearden who is not only a mentor, she’s my friend. Over the years I have learned a great deal working alongside her and I am forever grateful for her impact on me as a coach and educator.”
“As a former student and current special education teacher at Ewing high school, I take tremendous pride in getting the chance to work with our incredible student-athletes and school community in such an impactful role,” Siddiq added. “I’m looking forward to working with our administration and athletic department to continue being a steward and ambassador of our program’s rich tradition and values as head coach of Ewing boy’s basketball!”
“We are excited to have Mr. Siddiqu take over leadership of what is an excellent program,” EHS Principal Ed Chmiel commented. “He is a proven educator and leader who is dedicated to the success of his student-athletes.”