The Durham College men’s basketball team welcomed back a Lords alumnus as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
Funsho Dimeji was a “well decorated collegiate athlete” spending time with the Durham Lords from 2016 to 2018, as well with the Loyalist Lancers and Humber Hawks prior.
During his time at Durham, he was named DC men’s basketball MVP in both seasons played, while also being honoured as an OCAA first team all-star twice.
The high-scoring forward finished his collegiate career with 1,303 total points.
Through his career, Dimeji recorded 50 points during the 2012-13 season at Humber, and 630 at Loyalist from 2014-2016, before adding 623 while with Durham to sit just outside top 10 of the OCAA all-time scoring list.
Men’s basketball head coach Desmond Rowley says Dimeji will be in charge of player development.
“He brings a wealth of experience from playing in the OCAA and transforming himself into a team leader and league all-star,” says Rowley.
“He will be able to relate well with the younger generation and help instill hard work in both the classroom and on the court, which will lead to positive results for our team,” he continues, adding Dimeji has a great understanding of the game, is very personable, and “will be an important link between coaches and players.”
In addition to his collegiate career, Dimeji will bring with him professional experience, being drafted eighth overall by the Sudbury Five in the 2018 NHL draft, along with having played overseas in Spain and China in recent years.