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The Wright Christian Academy men’s basketball program is designed to build Godly young men who strive for excellence on the court which can be translated into their everyday lives off the court. The pursuit of excellence, determination, hard work, and resilience guide the vision of the coaching staff as they challenge the young men to work together to accomplish greater feats than they could accomplish on their own. All this is done in an effort to give an example of the body of Christ at work within our community.
Hello all! My name is Lex Desir and I have the privilege of being Head Coach of both the Men’s and Women’s basketball program here at Wright Christian Academy. I love the game of basketball and I am happy to be living the purpose of God in my life. My love for the sport of basketball began in middle school when I began playing and continued through high school, as well as my many years of college.
I am from West Palm Beach, FL and have lived in Tulsa, OK for the last 12 years. What brought me to Oklahoma was my attendance at Oral Roberts University as well as Rhema Bible Training College. While attending ORU I was invited to the Men’s basketball team as a walk-on and during the two years I learned the right way to play the game of basketball under the guidance of Scott Sutton. Then a few years later I would attend Rhema and played two more years at the collegiate level, receiving ACCA All-American Second Team during the 2014-2015 season averaging 17.0 points per game and 7.0 rebounds. I also have my own training company Seeds Workouts, where I enjoy working with young athletes in attaining their goals in basketball and in life. I have been coaching and training at the middle school and high school level since 2012. I have always been connected to the game of basketball somehow some way since the age of 12: playing, coaching or training.
Basketball is more than just a sport to me, and my favorite thing about what I get to do every day is the opportunity that it allows me to make a positive impact on the younger generation. I enjoy coaching because it’s a way to teach life lessons in a practical way—it gives me a platform to share how basketball has taught me everything I know about life and the principles of success. I give all the glory to God because without Him I would not be in the position I am now. I believe God’s purpose for my life is to use the game of basketball to be a light on this earth and share the good news about His Son Jesus Christ.
I am married to my love, Julia. We have been together since 2014. We met at Rhema Bible Training College. Our son, Julian, is the light of our lives. He is a year and a half and has a whole lot of personality. We are soon expecting our second baby boy, and we couldn’t be more excited. These three are the reason that I do all that I do, with my whole heart. I also approach coaching the game of basketball with all of my heart and seeing my players grow through every season brings me great joy. LET’S GO WILDCATS!!
Coach Lex also coaches our Varsity Women’s Basketball team as well. You can visit their athletic page here!