Ramesses Khalfani to Coach Poinciana Eagles Basketball

On the planet of basketball, teaching experience may be the driving pressure behind a crew’s success. The appointment of a brand new basketball coach who possesses a uncommon trifecta of expertise within the NBA, abroad leagues, and Division 1 school basketball will certainly ship ripples of pleasure by means of the sports activities group.

Ramesses, thanks a lot for taking the time to talk with me! Man, Let’s discuss basketball!

I can discuss basketball all day. Let’s do it.

Your basketball journey has been wonderful, 4 star recruit out of highschool, division 1 school participant, abroad participant, and the NBA! Now you’re teaching highschool basketball. How does it really feel?

Like a very quick curler coaster journey. Ups and downs, actually thrilling, and earlier than you understand it you’re again to the place it began. That’s actually my journey (laughing)

What went into the choice to begin teaching?

I’ve been doing abilities coaching with athletes for years. I at all times knew behind my thoughts that I needed to educate however I needed to take my time getting there. It wasn’t nearly discovering a chance, all the stars needed to align.

What made you select the highschool stage? I can think about along with your expertise across the globe, you had choices?

I get that query quite a bit, I really feel that I can impression the way forward for the sport at this stage. Faculty guys and professional guys already see and play the sport a sure manner. With highschool children I’m actually capable of mildew them. I used to be lucky to be molded by nice coaches like Tyrone Kellogg and Kenny Hayes. I need to be to those children, what these guys have been to me.

What are a few of your objectives?

Win! At the whole lot!(laughing) I need to construct nice younger basketball gamers, however extra importantly I need to construct nice younger males. Basketball is quite a bit like life, and when the clock runs out on life, I need to make sure that each younger man that I’ve coached wins that recreation.

Describe your teaching model in 3 phrases?

Passionate , Constructive , Relentless.

In case you might mannequin your self after one coach, who would it not be?

I can’t select one but when I had it my manner I’d have the success of Phil Jackson, the steadfastness of Pat Summitt, the poise of Mike Krzyzewski, and about 25% of the fervour of Bobby Knight as a result of 100% of that keenness could get me in hassle (laughing).

Who was your basketball hero rising up?

Michael Jordan was the primary poster I ever hung up on a wall, my brother Demarquis was the second man I regarded as much as, and Kobe was undoubtedly my man from in regards to the age of 14 to now.

What’s your motivation to educate and prepare basketball gamers? 

I simply love the sport. It’s performed a lot for me and my household. I simply need to give one thing again and assist children perceive simply how a lot this recreation can do for them and their households.

What are a number of the objectives for Poinciana basketball this yr?

Graduate each senior and get just a few of them a chance in school, win at the very least 75% of our video games, and at the very least win our district. Final yr this crew performed .500 basketball so I’d wish to prime that. Actually specializing in bringing a successful tradition right here.

Converse extra about that, what does “successful tradition” imply to you?

Successful tradition is the general expectation that we win. Incoming freshman ought to anticipate it, opposing faculties ought to anticipate it, the group ought to anticipate it. It ought to be no shock to anybody that we’re the most effective groups within the OBC. 12 months after yr after yr, that’s a successful tradition.

How is the sport in the present day in comparison with your taking part in days in highschool?

The children simply don’t love the video games as a lot, some coaches don’t both. I keep in mind carrying a basketball to highschool, to the physician’s workplace, to sleep over’s. I inform my guys on a regular basis to not be half time basketball gamers.

Final query, who’s the best basketball participant of all time?

Kobe Bean Bryant.

Ramesses, thanks for the interview and I want you and the eagles success in your upcoming season.

If you wish to comply with up with Ramesses Khalfani, you are able to do it at IG @Ramesseskhalfani