David Dennis Sr.

CEO/President and WGGBA Coach

"My goal is to not only teach basketball, but also the attributes that will make our athletes better teammates, better citizens in their communities, better students, and better sons and daughters." 

Coach David Dennis Sr.

Coach David Dennis Sr. started the Who Got Game Academy in 2008 as a way to give back to the community and to provide young athletes with a cost-effective solid program designed to teach more than just basketball. He is dedicated to motivating students to achieve goals, developing values-based athletes and building winning programs.

Coach Dennis is a passionate, focused and team-spirited coach with proven expertise and a winning record (165-87 overall) as a high school girls & boys basketball coach. As head coach of the Girls Varsity Basketball team at Harvest Preparatory School in Columbus, Ohio, Coach Dennis
was named 2009-2010 All-Ohio Division IV Coach of the Year (shared) and led his team to
victory as 2010 OHSAA Division IV Girls Basketball State Champions. He also led Harvest Prep to their second, back to back, state title in 2011.  Highlights of his career at Harvest Prep. & WGGBA include:

2012 Highlights

Coach Dennis coached both the HPS boys varsity team and HPS girls varsity team simultaneously in 2012. 

  • Harvest Preparatory School Boys record 3-17
  • Harvest Preparatory School Girls record 10-10 
  • WGGBA's 15U team took the state title  in Ohio & Kentucky
  • WGGBA conducted it's first annual combine

2011 Highlights

Record: 27-1

  • OHSAA Division IV Girls Basketball State Champions, All-Ohio (AP) Division IV Player of the Year Shicole Watts (Shared)
  • Coach of the Year: Midstate Cardinal League, District 10
  • 2011 District Champions, 2011 Regional Champions
  • Final State ranking (AP) 1st
  • WGGBA AAU team finish 7th in AAU national tournament

2010 Highlights

Record: 27-1

• OHSAA Division IV Girls Basketball State Champions, 2010 All-Ohio (AP) Division
IV Coach of the Year (shared), IV All-Ohio (AP) Player of the Year Shicole Watts
(shared)
• Coach of the Year: Midstate Cardinal League, District 10, Central District
• 2010 District Champions, 2010 Regional Champions
• Final state ranking (AP) 3rd

2009 Highlights

Record: 21-4

• Coach of the Year: Midstate Cardinal League
• 2009 League Champions, District Champions, Regional Runner-up
• Final state ranking (AP) 9th

Coach Dennis also coached the Liberty Union Middle School boys team for one year, the Liberty
Union High School boy's freshmen team for one year, and the Liberty Union High School girls
team for five years.

The Who Got Game Basetball Academy is in its sixth season, with four teams in 2013 (Coach Dennis had
three teams the first year and two the second year). Four years ago, his fifth grade AAU team
won the State of Ohio AAU Division Title.

Coach Dennis has a lifetime of experience on the court, too. He was born and raised in
Columbus and played AAU basketball for St. Stephens Community Center. He also played four
years Varsity basketball at Northland High School, and was captain of the team for two seasons.
He is a graduate of Tiffin University where he lettered in basketball all four years and was captain
of the team his senior year.

 

WGGBA Officers

  • CEO/President: David Dennis Sr. david@wggba.com
  • Vice President: Dan Clark    dan@wggba.com
  • Chief Financial Officer:   Hafiz Mohammed  hafiz@wggba.com
  • Business Manager: Curt Caffey curt@wggba.com
  • Director of Childcare: Rachael O'Neil roneil@wggba.com
  • Director of Sales: Danyelle Johnson 
  • Administrative Assistant: Lori Clark lori@wggba.com

WGGBA is currently looking to fill a variety of management and director positions.