Coach's Profile: Curtis Dawkins, JV/Varsity Assistant Coach

This will be my first time coaching at a school, but I have coached in the Police Athletic League for five years. I have coached both high school basketball players and 10U players.

My Alma Mater is Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, but my playing career was at Florida Community College At Jacksonville, where I we won the Mid-Athletic Conference title in 1988. We were Conference runner-up in 1989.

I accepted a scholarship at Edward Waters but shortly entered the United States Army before competing with the Tigers at EWC.

My awards as a player include Pizza Hut Player of the Week (5 times) at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola, Florida. I was a three-year varsity letterman. I made an appearance in the State of Florida Final Four in 1987.

As a coach in the Police Athletic League, I have reached the conference playoffs and have one high school championship in my five years.

I came to Trinity Christian Academy both by referral and a desire to pour both life lessons and basketball knowledge into young high school basketball enthusiasts.

My plans for coaching at TCA are to help build a program that teaches the cerebral and technical parts of the game and to create avenues to build resilience in all situations. Furthermore, I would like to create the learning environment that propels our young student-athletes forward on their journeys to success.

My favorite passage is Ecclesiastes 3:1-10 (hyperlinked). This Scripture extends to every situation known to mankind. If we can understand this particular passage, then we can better understand life’s issues.

I am excited about the opportunity to learn more about the game and add what has been instilled in me as a basketball player, man, and coach. The game of basketball has afforded me opportunities that have helped me understand that even though we are not perfect, we should always strive for perfection.

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