Ep. #16 – Isaiah Pace – MBB Coach & Diversity Leader on true diversity & inclusion in sports with Sivonnia DeBarros, Protector of Athletes.

Isaiah Pace

Coach Isaiah Pace started his coaching career as a volunteer assistant coach at Daytona State College. Following this experience, he graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s in Sport & Exercise Science with a minor in education. Later he began working with the Orlando Magic as a youth basketball coach and transitioned to become the league director for the Jr. Magic in affiliation with the Jr. NBA. During this time, Coach Pace worked alongside former and current NBA players Nick Anderson, Bo Outlaw, Victor Oladipo, & Kyle O’Quinn for various camps, clinics, and fundraisers. 

As a head Coach, Pace’s experience also includes the National Basketball Academy (AAU) in coaching high school student-athletes and with Holy Redeemer Catholic School going 19-0 while winning the 2018 Diocese Boys Basketball championship.

In the summer of 2019 Pace became the head men’s basketball coach of Emmaus Bible College. In his tenure there he hired the school’s first female assistant coach for men’s basketball, coached player Brandon Redding to break the school’s record for points in a game (43), & helped him improve his scoring average from 10.8ppg to 32.3ppg. Currently, Coach Pace works as a consultant where he helps individuals who have a passion to work in sports navigate their career path. Most notable, he helped a former client obtain an internship with the WNBA team Atlanta Dream in their basketball operations department for the 2020-2012 season.

Coach Pace is also known to be multidimensional utilizing other skills in graphic design, video editing, and as a musician. In 2013 Pace worked with former NBA player and current Golden State Warriors Community Ambassador Adonal Foyle to design the promotional flyer for Foyle’s charity organization the Kerosene Lamp Foundation’s Food & Wine Tasting event.

 

About Sivonnia DeBarros

Sivonnia DeBarros – the Protector of Athletes – is a first-generation lawyer and law business owner, woman in business, and a former track and field Division-I College athlete. DeBarros is passionate about helping athletes in business protect their brands through collaborative partnerships, education, and support necessary to carry them to the next level. DeBarros’s practice areas are Business, Employment, Sports, and Entertainment. Learn more about her services at www.prosportlawyer.com and www.sldebarros.com.

 

Sivonnia DeBarros

Sivonnia DeBarros – the Protector of Athletes – is a first-generational lawyer and law business owner, woman in business and a former track and field Division-I College athlete. DeBarros’s practice areas are Business, Employment, Sports, and Entertainment.

Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.