Internationally recognized trick-star Joseph Odhiambo, is a leader in the world of basketball free-styler. He is the director of Triple T Basketball Skills & Entertainment, Inc., an independent organization specializing in conducting clinics, camps, workshops, and motivational talks on what it takes to succeed through practice. As one of the most sought after motivational speaker, coach, and a celebrated basketball handling demonstrator, Odhiambo has acclamation as one of the world's best basketball dribblers.
Coach Joseph Odhiambo's free-style basketball handling accomplishments have been published in various newspapers and magazines around the world, the most notables being The Guinness Book of Records;. Other publications includes Arizona Republic Newspaper (Phoenix, Arizona); The Tribune Newspaper (Mesa, Arizona); Highway Magazine, Alternative World Records (Germany); and Ripley's World Records.
Odhiambo unique basketball handling skills has also been featured on Guinness: Primetime (Spain and Brazil); Ripley's Believe it or Not, Sports Tonight with Mark Curtis (NBC affiliate Arizona), Suns' Jam Session (UPN 45), Good Morning and Evening Arizona (News Channel-3, TV Arizona), and Morning News on CBS (Arizona). In 2003, Coach Odhiambo received News Channel-3 TV award for Outstanding Athlete for the month of January for his outstanding work with kNowtobacco program at local schools in Arizona.
Coach Joseph Odhiambo went to Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, where he graduated with degrees in computer science and mathematics. He later returned to his Alma Mada to complete a Masters in Education.
While at Canyon, he played varsity basketball. Prior to coming to Grand Canyon, Odhiambo was a star athlete for the Kenya National Basketball team. He also participated in track and field attaining national status in discus and shot-put. At 6'3" and just 210 lbs, Odhiambo almost attained the Olympic qualifying mark in discuss before switch to basketball in 1987. He still holds the national schools and colleges shot putt record in his native country of Kenya. After college, Joseph Odhiambo worked as a computer programmer and statistic analyst. He resigned three years later to become a motivational speaker, and basketball coach.
Coach Odhiambo developed a training regimen that allowed him to build his basketballs handling platform in two years. Practicing 4 to 6 hours a day, he learned more than 200 tricks including tying the Guinness World Record of dribbling four basketballs simultaneously. Since then, he has added more than 500 tricks using up to 24 basketballs. Joe Odhiambo holds the following basketball handling Guinness World Records, which he has either set or tied broken 14 times:
Dribbling six basketballs simultaneously for one minute
Spinning one basketball for the longest using both hands