Coach Odom brings over 43 years of basketball experience to SPORTMATCH. He has 406 wins, 15 postseason appearances, awarded national coach of the year and led Wake Forest to back to back ACC titles. Additionally, he is the second winningest coach in Wake Forest history and played a large role in the development of NBA All Star Tim Duncan. Following a remarkable college coaching career, Coach Odom continues to commit his time to mentoring young athletes at THE60 Camps in conjunction with SPORTMATCH. His sophisticated level of structure and teaching maximizes the experience of the student athlete and equips them with the knowledge to improve their game. Currently, he is the chairman of The Maui Invitational and has been inducted into the Guilford, Wake Forest and North Carolina Halls of Fame.
Coach Odom was named National College Basketball Coach of The Year in 1995.
Why did you join SPORTMATCH?
I was blessed to have so many instrumental individuals around me during my career playing and coaching at all levels. SPORTMATCH affords me the opportunity to continue to pass along my experience as well as give deserving students athletes a hand in making their dream of playing college basketball a reality.
What makes SPORTMATCH unique?
The NCAA has reported that approximately 40% of Division 1 men’s basketball players who were freshmen in the 2010-11 academic year left their original institution prior to their third year in college. This number is far too high and much of it has to point to prospects choosing the wrong environment for them. SPORTMATCH focuses on the individual prospect and their families in a personal manner that allows for making matches that last.