MSA War Eagles bring junior college sports to South Florida
Unlike many JUCO programs, Miami Sports Academy provides student athletes with the known ability to continue their educational and athletic careers at larger, four-year colleges and universities. The Academy offers unique experiences in the classroom, as well as in the athletic realm for student athletes.
The full collegiate athletic schedule that MSA provides its' student athletes is an experience that will prepare the student athletes for careers far beyond junior college. Student athletes will be provided with the opportunity to compete against Division II, III, NAIA, and Junior College opponents allowing the athletes to be well prepared for a career beyond Miami Sports Academy.
While competing, athletes will attend an accredited college in-order-to accrue enough credits to become NCAA eligible. Students that graduate Miami Sports Academy's program will have the opportunity to receive scholarships to continue their education at a higher collegiate level, as well as advance their educations as well-established institutions.
Miami Sports Academy offers not only competitive schedules for their student-athletes, but also a well-established coaching staff to prepare its' athletes for beyond MSA. Miami Sports Academy offers a basketball program that rosters coaches with accolades. In March of 2021, MSA announced that David Graham would serve as the new Men's Basketball coach. Graham was previously the top assistant at Wilberforce University, where he helped develop several all-conference student athletes.
Before his time at Wilberforce, Graham served as the General Manager and Head Coach of the South Florida Gold, an organization that competes out of the American basketball Association. During his time with the South Florida Gold, the team held a sport in the ABA power rankings as high as within the top five and competed in the Semifinals of the ABA Playoffs in 2018. To continue Grahams extensive coaching resume, he also spent time as the Head Coach of the Atlanta Wildcats in the ABA, as well. The team would put together two successful playoff runs in both of his managing seasons. His largest coaching accolade comes from the time he spent as an Associate Head Coach with he Jacksonville Giants where he would win two National Championships in the American Basketball Association. Graham, raised in a military family, calls Jacksonville, Florida home being he spent four years as a student athlete at Edward Waters College. With two trips to the NAIA tournament, Graham put together a respectable career as a college athlete.
Miami Sports Academy Basketball competes out of the Independent College Conference (ICC) and will field a full ICC schedule for competition in this upcoming season. The schedule allows independent college teams to compete in conference games, as well as other forms of JUCO, NAIA , and Division III play. The competitive schedule currently has several regular season games, conference games, and postseason play.