Throughout his time at Ensworth, as a student and now as a member of the Ensworth Admissions team, Miles Asafo-Adjei has been a standout member of the Ensworth community. When he wasn’t on the court, Miles was an active member in Student Government, helping establish the founding guidelines for the charter classes. After a successful basketball and academic career at Ensworth and then Cornell University, Miles has returned to Ensworth as an Admission Assistant and high school basketball coach.
What have you liked most about being back at Ensworth?
I’ve definitely liked being around the students the most. It’s been fun to see them go through the Ensworth experience and also to see how they are leaving their mark on the school. I love getting to see the lower school kids about once a week. They always have so much infectious positive energy and getting to spend some time with them always makes my week.
What is your favorite lunch at Ensworth?
Popcorn chicken has always been my favorite, but country fried steak days are a close second.
Which Ensworth teacher have you enjoyed working with most after being their student in high school?
I’ve really enjoyed getting to be around Eva Lea, Myra McLarey, and Cindy Rose. We became close when I was a student and we stayed in touch when I was off at college. Being in admissions I don’t get to work that closely with Eva and Myra, but getting to see them and eat lunch with them every day has been great When I have time I try to visit some of their classes as well. I haven’t gotten around to visiting Myra, but I will sometime this semester.
What lessons did you learn as a student at Ensworth that you now use working in admissions and coaching basketball?
My entire experience as a student at Ensworth has been very helpful with my work in admissions. When I’m speaking with prospective families and students I’m able to give an honest perspective on student life. I’m also able to give information from the perspective of a new student since I started in the 9th grade. I always get questions about the transition into a new school and I’m able to give insight into that as well. On the coaching side, I’m able to share my experiences as a player and how they prepared me to play in college. Not much has changed since I played as far as our style of play and the expectations from the coaches so I think I’ve been able to shorten the learning curve for the some of the younger guys.