Coach Jimmy Danladi is a man after God’s heart and is originally from Nigeria, West Africa. Although this is his first season as a Head coach at the collegiate level, basketball is no stranger to him. He served as Assistant basketball coach last season with Carver College Men’s basketball team and prior to that, he was the graduate assistant to the Athletic Director and the team Statistician. Coach Danladi brings vast knowledge and experience in coaching and playing basketball. His core belief system stands on the principles of God, family, education and basketball. He is a firm believer in the Lord and acknowledges the Lord as being the Head of his life, family, and career. His resounding message is centered on godly values and academic excellence. Coach Danladi will always tell the athletes, “You are a child of God first, then a student, and lastly, an athlete,” in that order.
As Coach Danladi leads his team this year, he is excited about the opportunity for spiritual development as well. Starting each practice with a short Bible study, he wants to see the level of faith in each of the players increase. The goal is to exhibit a spirit of excellence in all areas of their lives, using basketball as the vehicle to get the there. Keeping that attitude forefront in mind, Coach Danladi believes doors will open and opportunities will be provided, it’s not just about the sport, but the total character of each individual athlete.
Coach Danladi is looking forward to the Lady Cougars having a great season. He expects great success not only on the court, but also off the court as the team works to touch the lives of God’s people through prayer and community outreach.
Proverbs 3:5-6 is the key to making it happen, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Coach Danladi believes that the students of Carver College are His workmanship and as he coaches the team, Coach Danladi will depend on the Lord for everything.