Sharia Devese (affectionately known as Coach D/Coach Sharia) is a graduate from Cleveland State University majoring in Social Work, minoring in Business Administration and Accounting. She has a commercial drivers license and also has her Health & Life Insurance license for the state of Ohio among other certificates and awards.
Coach D found a passion for the youth early in life hence her background in daycare as a school age teacher and her years of volunteer service at multiple youth organizations throughout the community. She started her coaching career as an elementary girls basketball coach, then moved up to middle girls basketball where she won her first state championship and continued to move up the ladder as a JV coach and also boys & girls/middle school & high school track coaching.
Coach D's love for sports and helping youth with life skills lead her to start a non-profit, build professional portfolios and develop fun interactive activities for her youth programs. Most of all she love what she does and feels blessed to share it all with her loving son Davon, age 11 (Little Coach D).