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Obi Chuku

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# Year(s) coaching at Renaissance Hoops: 2


Total # years coaching: 4

Why do you enjoy coaching?: I find immense satisfaction in coaching, particularly at Renaissance, because it allows me to engage with athletes and mentors who are dedicated to achieving excellence in their sport. Drawing from my extensive background in coaching across high school, college, and AAU settings, I relish the opportunity to foster championship-level development in players and fellow coaches alike.


My Inspiration: I was surrounded by great players growing up, but not so many great coaches. Being able to make a difference and pass on great wisdom is my inspiration in the coaching space. Helping the youth achieve their dreams and teaching them to be catalysts of their own success. I also pull inspiration from San Francisco basketball legends of the past.



Favorite Athlete: Brandon Roy, Joe Johnson

Favorite Quote: Success is not an accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." - Pele
Favorite Musical Artist: Pusha T, Nipsey Hussle, Westside Gunn

My Story

My Story

Coach Obi is a highly experienced and accomplished basketball coach who has made significant contributions both as a player and a mentor. His basketball journey began as a youth, while his love for the game developed after watching the 2008 Boston Celtics playoff run to win the NBA Finals against the Lakers. His basketball spirit carried into during his adolescent years at Archbishop Riordan High School. He showcased his skills and passion on the court, leaving a lasting impact on the basketball program.

After graduating from high school, Coach Obi embarked on the next chapter of his basketball journey at the University of California, Merced. It was during this time that he not only honed his skills on the court but also discovered his passion for coaching. With his exceptional talent, natural leadership abilities, and unwavering competitive drive, he played a pivotal role in propelling the team to numerous victories, laying a solid groundwork for his future coaching aspirations."

As the Assistant Team Manager at UC Merced, Obi played a vital role in the operational logistics of the basketball program. His responsibilities included assisting the head team manager in organizing equipment, coordinating practice schedules, managing travel arrangements, and providing essential support to both players and coaching staff. Obi's dedication and attention to detail ensured the smooth functioning of the team behind the scenes, contributing significantly to their overall success.


Since college, Coach Obi has focused his energy on a career in Finance but recently has been reinvigorated by coaching youth basketball teams in the Bay Area. He is currently one of the Assistant Coaches at Crystal Springs Upland as well as with us here at Renaissance. His passion for the game and commitment to developing young athletes has resulted in numerous tournament victories and accolades. Through his coaching, he has instilled a winning mentality, teamwork, and a strong work ethic in his players, preparing them for success both on and off the court. 

Coach Obi epitomizes what it means to be a "players' coach." His infectious high energy permeates every aspect of his coaching style, driving his athletes to exceed their own expectations. Beyond the Xs and Os, Coach Obi understands the profound significance of building genuine relationships with his players. By fostering trust and rapport, he creates an environment where athletes feel empowered to push their limits and thrive. His unwavering encouragement and uplifting demeanor instill a sense of confidence and camaraderie within the team, ultimately leading to enhanced performance and a tighter-knit group. In Coach Obi's playbook, being a players' coach isn't just a title; it's a commitment to unlocking the full potential of each individual under his guidance.

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