Coach Giovanni has been playing basketball since he was a child. Passionate from the moment he started, basketball became his favorite pastime. He slowly started to play organized basketball in middle school. Through the game of basketball, Giovanni saw the importance of certain values that would contribute to winning. Those values were, empowerment of teammates, encouragement, selflessness, dependability, and the pure enjoyment at hand.
But now, as Giovanni looks back at those first grueling, intense, summer filled practices, he identifies two new values that were taught through sport; dedication and determination. He learned, to achieve a goal, dedication is first needed to start the journey but its determination that ultimately gives the strength to achieve that goal.
Now, Coach Giovanni is dedicated to helping the youth of Southern California through his teachings in the classroom, and his coaching on the field.