Coach Dawud Abdur-Rahkman brings 25 years of basketball coaching experience to Spire Institute. Coach Dawud began his career at the youth recreation level. Where he coached 10 to 12-year old youth while serving in the United States Army at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Coach Dawud has since coached public high school,private prep school, AAU, Junior College, NCAA D3 and NCAA D1 basketball.
Coach Dawud Abdur-Rahkman has spent 14 years on the sidelines coaching at the collegiate level. He has served 5 years coaching at the Junior College level of which four of those years were as a Head Coach. Coach Dawud was also an assistant coach for 4 years at NCAA D3 Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. During his time as an assistant coach at Muhlenberg College, he also served as the Coordinator of Inclusion, Diversity, & Leadership in Athletics as part of the Athletic Administration. Coach Dawud also served as part of the coaching staff at NCAA D1 Howard University in Washington, D.C. for 5 years. While at Howard University, Coach Dawud Abdur-Rahkman became the top assistant and was responsible for helping to develop two All-Conference players. He was also responsible for recruiting and signing the 5th all-time leading scorer in the history of Howard University men’s basketball program.
Although Coach Dawud spent time at the private prep and public high school level serving as an assistant coach at William Allen High school in Allentown Pennsylvania, at Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg Virginia, and at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, Virginia.
His coaching philosophy and love for developing basketball players began at the youth recreation and AAU level in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Where he organized and developed the Salvation Army AAU program when no other AAU existed that served the urban areas of Allentown. For 8 years Coach Dawud developed countless NCAA Division 1, 2, 3, NAIA, and Junior College high school prospects from in and around the Northeastern half of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Chester, and South Jersey. For his efforts at the Salvation Army, Coach Dawud Abdur-Rahkman was awarded the Salvation Army Annual Civic Award.
In addition, Coach Dawud has developed 4 high school Pennsylvania state basketball 2,000-point career scorers. One of which was his youngest son Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, who is the boy’s all-time leading scorer at Allentown Central Catholic High School in Pennsylvania. Muhammad-Ali is also a college basketball 1,000-point scorer at the University of Michigan. Coach Dawud's oldest son, Shahad Abdur-Rahkman, is a college basketball 1,000-point scorer as well at D2 East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. Shahad Abdur-Rahkman also holds the freshman scoring record at East Stroudsburg University for most points scored during a freshman season. Coach Dawud’s only daughter Nailah Abdur-Rahkman also played basketball and was a varsity player at William Allen High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
While living in the Washington, D.C. area for 10 years, Coach Dawud Abdur-Rahkman continued his love for basketball skill development. In cooperation with the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police #10 Boy’s and Girls Club in Northwest D.C. He organized and created the Blue-Chip Academy which focused on teaching young players basketball fundamentals. Coach Dawud Abdur-Rahkman was a standout in high school in track and field. He played basketball in the Army while stationed in Germany, California, Korea, and Georgia. He is an Eastern Pennsylvania Community College Athletic Conference basketball all-star as a player for Lincoln Technical Institute.
Coach Dawud Abdur-Rahkman is an Honor graduate of Northampton Community College with a degree in Sport Management, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. He is also a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Howard University where he holds a degree in Physical Education, and is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key International Honor Society.
7 am - SPIRE open for Practice
9 am - SPIRE open for Spectators
10:50 am - First Event to start
6:50 pm - Last Event to start
8 am - SPIRE open for Practice
9 am - SPIRE open for Spectators
11 am - First Event to start
4:35 pm - Last Event to start
4:50 pm Awards start
Sunday, March 1st
Monday, March 2nd