Coach Salih enters his fourth year as an assistant coach for the La Roche women’s basketball team. Salih has nearly twenty years’ experience coaching at all levels.
Salih got his start in coaching in 1996 where he was a men’s basketball assistant coach at Vincentian Academy. In 1998, he became East Allegheny High School’s women’s basketball JV coach and varsity assistant coach where he helped the team win the 1999 WPIAL Championship.
From 1999-2005, Salih was the head women’s basketball coach at South Fayette High School where his teams made two appearances in the WPIAL Playoffs. He spent a year as the head women’s basketball coach at Vincentian Academy making the WPIAL playoffs and winning a section championship in 2005. Salih was the Oregon High School (Oregon, WI) women’s basketball head coach from 2007-2010. In three seasons, he went 38-30 and won the school’s first regional championship in twenty-five years.
In addition to his experience at the high school level, Salih has coached many AAU teams including the Steel City PA, PA Lady Bells, Pittsburgh SMAC, Wisconsin Force and Wisconsin Swing.