Michael Abdeljabbar
Michael Abdeljabbar
Title: Head Coach
Phone: @CoachMikeNOVACC
Email: mabdelja@gmail.com
Previous College: Virginia Tech

Michael Abdeljabbar begins his fourth season as head coach for the Nighthawk men's basketball program. He has spent the previous four years as an assistant coach and was elevated to head coach just prior to the start of the 2015-16 season.

In his first year as head coach for NOVA, he guided the Nighthawks to the most victories in program history with 19. Abdeljabbar also led NOVA to a No. 10 ranking in the NJCAA Division II poll.


  Career Record Postseason
2015-16 19-6 Semifinals NJCAA Region 20
2016-17 10-18 Quarterfinals NJCAA Region 20
2017-18 15-11 Quarterfinals NJCAA Region 20
2018-19 14-12 Quarterfinals NJCAA Region 20
  58-47 (.552)  
  • First Win Nov. 3, 2015 versus CCBC Dundalk
  • 25th Win Jan. 26, 2017 versus Washington Academy
  • 50th Win Jan. 28, 2019 versus Howard

Year Student-Athlete Award
2015-16 Samuel Taylor First Team All-Region 20
2015-16 Samuel Taylor NJCAA Athlete of the Week
2016-17 Tariq Felder Second Team All-Region 20
2016-17 Addison Burgess Honorable Mention All-Region 20
2016-17 Andre Seadey NJCAA All-Academic
2017-18 Frank Agyemang First Team All-Region 20
2017-18 Muhammed Saadeldeen Honorable Mention All-Region 20


Abdeljabbar graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in accounting in 2005.