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Yassine Talhaoui joined the Hotchkiss faculty in 2016 as the director of multicultural recruitment and associate director of admissions. Born and raised in Germany, he played basketball semi-professionally in both Germany and Spain, while also coaching high level youth club teams in both countries. Mr. Talhaoui joined the Hotchkiss basketball program as an assistant in 2016 and was named head coach in 2017. Prior to Hotchkiss, Mr. Talhaoui was the director of equity and social justice and foreign language teacher at the Watkinson School in Hartford, CT. At Watkinson, he was also the head girls varsity basketball coach where he led his team to seven New England Tournament appearances, two NEPSAC Championships, seven HVAL titles, three CISAC titles and an overall record of 159-38 (0.807 win percentage) in eight seasons. Mr. Talhaoui was appointed director of diversity and inclusion in July 2020.