The DABA will be hosting a College Exposure Showcase 2018 on Wednesday 23rd & 24th May 2018 With John Spezia.

Who is John Spezia

John Spezia has over 30 years of coaching experience and is currently a licensed coach with FIBA and USA Basketball. Spezia further boasts an incredible resume featuring a variety of national and international  basketball accolades, including some of the following personal achievements:


NJCAA Division-II Championship Coach (1991)

NJCAA Division-II Coach of the Year (1991, 2000)

General Manager and Head Coach for the Derby Storm in the British Basketball League (BBL)

President of the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association

24 seasons as Athletic Director and Head Coach for Danville Area Community College

Assistant Head Coach at NCAA Division-I Valparaiso University

Assistant Head Coach for USA Basketball Olympic Festival team

Inducted into Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame

Inducted into NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame

Inducted into Danville Area Community College Athletic Hall of Fame


In addition to the aforementioned individual accomplishments, Spezia has also improved the talent level of athletes around the world through his year-round Reach-1-Coach-1 basketball development program. Through this global initiative, he has led basketball camps during the last three decades for the Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, University of Illinois, Valparaiso University, and within a dozen international countries such as England, Greece, Italy, and Philippines, as well as a number of Caribbean islands including Antigua & Barbuda, along with St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos.

Spezia will take over an Antiguan & Barbudan national team that will participate in the 2018 Caribbean Basketball Federation Championships, which will serve as a qualifier for the 2021 FIBA Basketball Tournament. The qualifying Caribbean tournament is set to occur in June and July of next year in Suriname, where Spezia will lead the Antiguan & Barbudan national team against Barbados, Bermuda, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenadines, and the hosts, Suriname.

Individuals & Schedule:

Last Name First Name Last Name First Name
Andrew Julians Laurent Jaiden
Baron Kohath Laville Austin
Barrow Duane Lawrence Felix
Barry Jacob Lawrence Jamal
Barry Kean Leatham Camron
Bellot Jayvie Lestrade Joshua
Bellot Cleve Lloyd Keniah
Benjamin Jessi Lloyd Kareem
Boland Ethan Lockart Khalid
Brooks Troy Martinez Jeffersono
Challenger Camron Mills Jonthan
Charles Shonady Nelson Jaheim
Chaseau James Nisbit Tynel
Coipel Kuron Pantheir Jonathan
Cuffy Kayshawnel Peter Jose
Davoren Theo Peters Dane
Dupuis Giovanni Peters Dante
Etienne Trevor Pierre-Louis Richmond
Ettiene Ajahlie Regis Yawani
Eugene  Deltin Robinson Marshall
Felicite Shamar Sebastien Nathan
Francis Keifer Serrant Dinari
Frederick Gibbsun Shillinford Ali
George Kamande Thomas Delvin
George Kyne Victor Jean-Luc
George Keiji Victor Troy
Grell Jamal Vidal Norton
Guadard Chad Vidal Shaelon
Hamilton Jayquan Vidal Sherron
Henderson Jonathan Vidal Joshua
Irish Lemar Xavier Tayanni
James Neilson
Jno Babstise Geal
Jno Babstise Sherquan
Jno Jules Darnel
John Rose Jaimie
Joseph Abjyomhi
Joseph Josh
Joseph Jeremiah
Laudat Giovanni


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