WASHINGTON, DC – University of the District of Comumbia head women's basketball coach DeWayne Burroughs has announced the hiring of John Nakpodia as assistant women's basketball coach on October 21st, 2015.
"I am excited about the hire of John and what he will bring to our program," first year head coach Burroughs said. "Being a Washington, DC native, John will be a great asset in recruiting the DC metro area. John will bring new ideas and new energy to our program. With his passion and love for the game, John will be a great fit here at UDC."
Nakpodia's most recent coaching experience was at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas, NV where he served as an Associate Head Coach/Trainer from August 2014 through June 2015. Nakpodia assisted in the planning and implementation of customized performance programs for all Impact clients, including, but not limited to NBA players, international players, NCAA collegiate athletes and high school athletes. He also organized and facilitated individual and small group practices, fulfilled managerial office and operational duties, and assisted the head trainer with daily tasks including event execution.
"John will be a huge part in the player development of our student-athletes," Burroughs said. "I always want to surround our players with really good people that will help them improve."
Prior to his stint at Impact, Nakpodia was Director of Basketball Operations for the men's basketball team at Howard University. His responsibilities included game preparation oversight related to video, scouting and other statistical forms of analysis, administering recruiting activities and acting as a liaison between the men's basketball program and the compliance department, monitoring student-athletes' academic progress, assisting with team travel logistics, facilitating equipment orders, and helping operate summer basketball camps.
A Washington, DC native out of St. John's College HS in Northwest DC, Nakpodia graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Political Science and Criminal Justice in 2013.