Shiva Senthil is entering his first season as an assistant coach with the University of Chicago men's basketball staff in 2018-19.
Prior to UChicago, Senthil was the assistant coach for two seasons at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., where he helped the Golden Knights improve both their overall and conference win totals. He also aided in the development of three all-conference performers.
Senthil also served as assistant coach at SUNY Purchase in 2015-16, as the Panthers enjoyed a four-game improvement to finish 13-13 overall and 11-9 in the Skyline Conference. Prior to his season at Purchase, Senthil coached for one year at the University of Michigan-Dearborn where the team enjoyed the second-best mark in program history.
He attended Hartwick College, where he was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams and was a student assistant for another one. During his sophomore season, the team finished 23-4 and hosted the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Senthil's senior class graduated among the winningest classes in Hartwick history with a mark of 70-37.
Senthil graduated from Hartwick College in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He went on to earn his MBA from Clarkson University in 2018.