Demetrius Cleveland

Demetrius Cleveland was named Coach of the Year by Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Public School system.

Voorhees College alumnus Demetrius Cleveland was named Coach of the Year by Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Public School system for his efforts with the Bunche Middle student-athletes.

Cleveland said the award is such an honor. “None of this would be possible without my student athletes coming in daily to work hard and improve their craft. For Coca-Cola to present me with this award represents not just me as a coach but the dedication to everybody that is a part of this program.”

He added, it is his sixth year coaching at Bunche, and he has had the opportunity to coach and mold student-athletes in basketball, softball, and track.

“Seeing my athletes continue to beat the odds and become collegiate and professional athletes will be the biggest accomplishment as a coach.”

At Bunche, Cleveland also serves as a master teacher and Advancement Via Individual Determination teacher, who helps students prepare for college and career.

He graduated from Voorhees in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. Also, Cleveland earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Mercer University in 2019. Currently, he is pursuing an educational specialist degree in curriculum and instruction from Kennesaw State University.

While at Voorhees, Cleveland became a member of the Voorhees College Men’s Basketball team, where he later served as an assistant coach, the WVCD 790 AM (present-day WVCD 790AM/96.5FM) radio club, White Rose Social Club, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Eta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

He is a native of Flint, Mich., and has one son, Demetrius Cleveland, Jr.

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