Temi S., Chicago, IL Basketball Coach

Temi S.

Prolific Skills Academy



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Small group workouts Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.. Elite skill training from a former 8 year Professional basketball player!!! View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • University of North Carolina--Wilmington (NC)

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

  • Shooting, Reading the Floor, Pick and Roll, Passing, Moving Without the Ball, Footwork, Defense, Ball Handling, Attacking the Rim, Agility


  • University of North Carolina--Wilmington (NC)

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Guard, Forward, Center

  • Shooting, Reading the Floor, Pick and Roll, Passing, Moving Without the Ball, Footwork, Defense, Ball Handling, Attacking the Rim, Agility

More About Coach Temi

I have been training and coaching athletes from the ages of 7 up to 21+ Male/female for the last 3 years . I have worked with i9 sports as a coach and referee for 2 years with basketball. However I have been training and holding clinics and camps worldwide for years while playing abroad professionally.

Von steuben highschool (1999-2003)
Chicago Public League basketball hall of famer
Ranked top 10 in state of IL Junior & Senior Year
Led my team downstate for class AA (2003)
Led team to Chicago Pubic final four (2002)
Led team to Chicago Public City Championship (2001)
All Conference (2002,2003)
All City honorable mention (2003)

Highland Community College(03-05)
3rd team JUCO All- American(05')
1st team all national tournament
Region V MVP(05')
1st team Arrow head conference
1st team All-defense

UNC-Wilmington(05-07) NCAA
7.5ppg , 6.1apg, 4.5rpg, 2spg
05-06 set school record for wins 25-8
Finished 14th in the nation in assists per game (6.1)
Set school record for assists by a senior (171)
School Record for steals in a game against Colorado(9)
BCA tournament Champions (2005)
Won CAA regular season and conference championship (06')
#9 seed in NCAA tournament(06')

Played professionally overseas for 8 years playing in 6 different countries
Saudi Arabia

A client can expect to work hard but take it at the clients pace and ability to pick up the drills. The drills will be tailor-made to the clients level and progress. However every sessions will include elite level skill work/ footwork and fundamentals .

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Client Reviews

Coach Temi was great.

I’m 37 and not ready for pickleball yet. I asked Temi to help me work on some moves that will age well.

Temi created a great workout for me. Was the perfect amount of push and positivity. I feel like I learned a lot.

I watched a session my son had with Coach Temi. Coach T seemed in tune with the athletes, respectfully teaching without yelling or singling anyone out in a negative way, instructive to all and, at least in the case of my son, it seemed he knew what my son could fine-tune.

Son came home and said it was the hardest practice he's ever done but he's convinced these sessions will help him secure a starting position on the team. Looking forward to the next one!

Coach Temi was very professional with a wonderful attitude. My son worked hard but because of the encouragement from the coaches he never gave up. Looking forward to our next session.

Profession and patient. Gave my son a great workout and he he’s excited to come back. No complaints.

My son really enjoyed his first session and is excited for more. Coach Temi worked them hard and my kid found it both challenging and fun!

Coach Temi’s ability to connect with and relate to children and teenagers is a natural gift…
My son, who is 14, was smiling and enjoying the lesson the whole time…He had fun, worked hard and the environment had lots of energy and optimism…
Coach Temi also has the unique gift of being able to show and explain a new basketball skill with kindness and patience….My son cannot wait to go back and I’m definitely willing to drive over an hour to take him to lessons with coach Temi…I highly recommend coach him!

My sons first session was “Super Dope” according to him he said he had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Thanks coach will definitely be booking more sessions can’t wait to see what this journey holds for my son.

I have two 14 y.o. basketball players training with Coach Temi and I left their 1st session absolutely impressed. His hands on, personal approach is exactly what my 2 kids need to progress their games. I'll definitely be telling more parents about him.

Couch Temi was great. My daughter had her first session with him and despite it being a small group with kids she did not know he was able to focus on each child and help them with their kills and development. He is patient and has a great handle on working with kids. I am excited to watch her basketball skills grow and will be booking more sessions with him.
she also had a great time and felt she learned and improved upon her skills.

Coach Temi was wonderful, he was very detail oriented and energetic. I can see the things he teaches and preaches paying off. My son is excited for another workout.

Coach Temi was patient and clearly explained what my son should be doing in a calm manner that my son was able to understand. My son was able to adapt and respond to the coach's way of training. He enjoyed his first session and looking forward on doing more sessions to improve his skills mentally and physically.

My son had a great experience with Coach Temi. He is patient, energetic and provides constructive criticism. I appreciate that he just doesn't sit on the sideline when assigning a drill.

Coach Temi is excellent,
Day 1 and my son Dimitri has already learned and improved so much.

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