Larry Achike

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Agility Coach

Hometown: Islington, London (U.K.)

Larry graduated from Kingston upon Thames University in 1997 with a degree in Bio Medical Science, before becoming a successful professional international athlete. Highlights from his 20-year career include:

  • Won the British National Championships 2012
  • Won the British National Championships 2011
  • Commonwealth Games finalist India 2010
  • World Championships Berlin, 2009
  • Olympic Finalist, Beijing 2008
  • European Championships Gothenburg 2006
  • World Championships Finalist, Edmonton Canada 2001
  • European Cup Gold Medalist, Gateshead, 2000
  • Olympic Finalist, Sydney 2000
  • World Championships Finalist, Seville, 1999
  • Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Kuala Lumpur, 1998
  • World Junior Gold Medalist, Lisbon, 1994

While competing at the international level, Larry also began building a career focused on developing excellence within athletics. Beginning at the London Coaching Foundation, where he worked alongside P.E. teachers in under-privileged schools, Larry built a resume revolving around coaching and mentoring, through organizations such as Sporting Champions, Team Superschools, and West London McCain Athletic Network. Most recently, Larry was the Head Speed, Strength, and Conditioning Coach at Brunel University in London, where he recruited talent, organized and scheduled practice sessions, and wrote coaching programs. Currently, he is working alongside No1 Draft Pick to help develop agility within youth basketball players, specifically relating to speed, quickness, and jumping. Larry and his wife now reside in Sydney.