College Coaching Experience

Overall Record: 98-38 (68.75%)

"Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"

-John Wooden

George Washington University

Assistant Coach

2019- Present

  • Recruiting and Special Teams Coordinator.

  • Work with the wing players including 1st team All A10 Freshmen Jamison Battle.

  • Branding our institution as the World's Most Powerful University #WMPU

  • Added 8 players from the DMV (DC, MD, VA) since arrival.

University of South Alabama

Assistant Coach

2018- 2019

  • Signed transfer laden recruiting class that led to 2019-2020 preseason #1 ranking in the Sun Belt Conference.

  • #1 recruiting class in the Sun Belt Conference, 6th ranked transfer recruiting class in the nation, 84th ranked HS recruiting class in the nation. 

  • 17 wins - most wins since 2008.

  • Winners of multiple games in Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

  • Forwards position coach with Josh Ajayi, All Sun Belt Conference player.

  • Engaged and increased Student attendance by creating #PortCity

University of Maryland

Director of Basketball Operations

2014-2018

Record: 98-38 (72%)

  • Lead recruiter for Ivan Bender and Eric Ayala.

  • Three NCAA Tournaments. 

  • 2015-2016 Sweet 16 appearance.

  • Program record 27 regular wins in 2014 – 2015 season.

  • Best start in program history (20-2) in 2016 – 2017 season.

  • Founder of the Maryland Basketball Team camp, which has grown to over than 80 participants.

  • Organized first-ever Maryland Basketball former player reunion.

  • 43-1 in games scheduled.

  • Mark Turgeon 2015 Big 10 Coach of the Year.

  • NBA Draft Picks: Jake Layman & Diamond Stone.

  • 1st team All Big 10 Selections: Melo Trimble & Dez Wells.

  • McDonald's All Americans: Diamond Stone & Jalen Smith.

  • Assisted signing 55,13, 53, & 14th ranked recruiting classes (247 sports)

  • Organize and oversee: Recruiting book and 3D goggle presentation for in home visits, graduate assistants and managers, housing, team travel, budget, academics, UA relationship, donor relations, all aspects of on campus recruiting, and camp director.

NC State University 

Video Coordinator 

2011-2014

Record: 69-39 (63%)

  • Instrumental in signing  BeeJay Anya and Lennard Freeman.

  • ACC Player of the Year T.J. Warren.

  • Assisted signing 14, 10, &18th ranked recruiting classes (247 sports)

  • Three NCAA Tournaments and Sweet 16 appearance in 2011 - 2012.

  • Overall record of 69 – 39.

  • McDonald’s All Americans: TJ Warren, Rodney Purvis, Tyler Lewis, and Cat Barber.

  • NBA Draft picks: TJ Warren & Lorenzo Brown.

  • Organized and oversaw: all social media platforms, scouting reports & video breakdowns, created CoachGott.com & all its content, created a fully interactive iPad app for in home visits, Liaison to the Wolfpack Club.

Bowie State University

Assistant Coach

2010-2011

Record: 23-6 (79%)

  • Finished season ranked #19 nationally

  • CIAA North Regular Season Champions with a record of 23-6 and #3 Atlantic Region NCAA Tournament Bid

  • NCAA Tournament Birth & win

  • Signed several key pieces that led BSU to the 2012 CIAA Tournament Championship

  • CIAA Defensive POY - Travis Hyman

  • CIAA Newcomer of the Year - Byron Westmoreland

  • Players recruited by Coach Nima that went on to play professionally: Travis Hyman, Jay Gavin, Bryon Westmoreland, Najee White, and Bryan Wilson

  • Recruited a roster that won in the 2011-2012 CIAA Championship

  • Organized and oversaw: Recruiting, guards, all scouting, equipment, and community service, Darrell Brooks Basketball Camp and Team Camp Director

UNC Charlotte University

Graduate Assistant Coach

2009-2010

Record: 19-12 (61%)

  • Part of the largest vs. Louisville in Freedom Hall winning 87-65

  • Instrumental in Chris Braswell joining the program

  • Planned team travel, campus visits, academics, organized all recruiting mail-outs, organized and managed recruiting database

  •  Organized and oversaw:  team travel, campus visits, academics, all recruiting mail-outs, and recruiting database

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