KO Athletics & Consulting Inc. is a dynamic sport management company offering a variety of services for athletes at the competitive and recreational level. We pride ourselves on delivering honest and exceptional services to our athletes and their families. Our services include sports training, elite athletic school programs, special events, facility management, athlete placement and college planning.
CEO / Founder – Nkosi Adams
With over 20 years in the athletic industry, Nkosi has worked in many capacities over the years. Deeply passionate about sports, at a very young age he began organizing and planning events for his peers in the neighbourhood.
Excelling in various sports such as basketball, football, and soccer, Nkosi eventually decided to solely focus on basketball. During his playing days Nkosi was standout point guard at Pickering High School, where he captained the team from 1993-98 while leading the team to 5 consecutive LOSSA Championships. He was awarded the Mr. Basketball Award, as the top player in the school. After high school, Nkosi was a member of Centennial College’s basketball team before becoming involved in coaching youth basketball in his community. Nkosi was a head coach at Pickering High School, one of the most respected basketball programs in Canada since 2005. From 2005 to 2011 his Junior basketball teams won 6 consecutive LOSSA Championships. In 2008 & 2009 his Junior teams won back to back Junior Rimrocker Championships (largest tournament in Ontario) He also was a part of the Pickering coaching staff that won back to back Senior Provincial Championships in 2007 and 2008. He captured LOSSA Championships in 2015 & 2016 before moving on to coaching in College.
After graduating from Centennial College’s Social Work & Recreation/Leisure programs, he completed his Bachelor of Sport Management degree at Brock University in 2003 and founded Durham City Basketball Association (DCBA), a non-profit organization for boys and girls ages 4-19. The club has won numerous provincial championships and experienced many successes over the years. DCBA continues to serve the Durham Region and is one of the largest clubs in the Ontario Basketball Association.
In 2011, Nkosi was a Senior Advisor of the Oshawa Power of the newly established National Basketball League of Canada. His duties included basketball operations, community outreach, strategic planning, and marketing. He continued in this role until the team relocated to Mississauga in 2013.
From 2012 – 2016, Nkosi was an assistant coach at Centennial College. He was responsible for recruiting potential athletes and building relationships with coaches in the community. The team qualified for the playoffs 3 of 4 years while Nkosi was on the coaching staff.
In 2016, Nkosi was named head coach of the newly established basketball program at University of Toronto Mississauga. With a strong background in working with new programs, Nkosi was quickly able to establish a program culture and the team has improved in each of its’ 3 years in the Ontario College Athletic Association. He has been successful in recruiting high academic basketball players and establishing annual events such as the University of Toronto Mississauga high school boy’s tournament and a showcase for prospective players throughout Ontario.
Professionally, Nkosi worked as a Youth Probation Officer for over 10 years assisting youth in conflict with the criminal justice system. Developing & implementing comprehensive case management plans, advocating for youth before the courts and motivational counselling were some of the duties he effectively completed on a regular basis. Mentoring youth has been apart of Nkosi’s life for over 20 years. In 2012 Nkosi was awarded the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services Pinnacle Award for outstanding volunteer work in his community.
Nkosi’s diverse experience working in athletics, education, social services, and program development at each level has provided him with a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the industry. He continues to be passionate about helping young people reach their goals and live out their dreams.
He is a hard worker that cares deeply about the Durham Region community he grew up in, and continues to be an avid volunteer in the community.
Nkosi resides in Durham with is wife Jan and two children Isaiah and Abigail.