Founder & CEO, Dibia Athletic Development
Selfless, determined, disciplined, and ambitious are all words that aptly describe the Founder and CEO of DIBIA Athletic Development, Brandon Azuka Dibia Okpalobi. During his time in Miami, Brandon has made significant contributions to the local community, through business and community service. More impressive than his accomplishments on paper are his wonderful character traits. He has selflessly taken an active role in motivating today’s youth through both actions and words to live their best life, and be their best selves, while honoring God.
DIBIA Athletic Development promotes excellence. Our mission is to provide dynamic, state of the art sports and life skills enrichment programs designed to train and strengthen the mind, body and soul of the competitive athlete and prepare them for the most advanced level of play on the courts and in life. Our staff focuses on the universal enrichment of each player or group through a customized program created to maximize the development of our athletes. Through detailed analysis of individual skills, goals and needs, every drill on the court, each prescribed exercise, lift or movement, as well as all mental preparation, nutritional plans and off-court lifestyle programs, are designed to produce maximum, sustained results on the basketball court and give each player the best chance to reach their potential.
Brandon, native of New Orleans, Louisiana, moved to Miami, Florida in 2000 to pursue higher education and athletic endeavors at the University of Miami. After walking-on to the Division 1 basketball team, Brandon determined and fearless, earned a full scholarship and was elected team captain his senior year. Upon graduation, Brandon combined his business-savvy and passion for sports to develop DIBIA Athletic Development. Brandon definitely adheres to the mantra of hard work pays off. Brandon has also worked for major corporations such as the Orange Bowl Committee, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Miami Heat and the University of Miami.
He leaves a lasting impression on those with whom he comes in contact with. Brandon devotes his time to organizations such as 100 Black Men, Leadership Miami, Beacon Council New Leadership Taskforce, and also serves as President of the Young Professional Network (YPN) Miami.
The mantra, “To lead is to serve” very well describes Brandon as he routinely proves his effective leadership ability through community service and training.
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