In November 2010, David Akin helped create Team BELIEF in an effort to use basketball as a means to witness his faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is currently seeking a Master's Degree in Chirstian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Over the past three seasons, Akin has served as an assistant basketball coach at Milton High School. Milton finished #1 & #2 respectivley in the state of Georgia in 2011 and 2012. Within the those two seasons alone at Milton, eleven players went on to play at the college level. The Eagles amassed a 61-4 record on the court in those two seasons with notable victories over national programs such as: Oak Hill, Bishop Gorman, Winter Park, Lone Peak and Jamesville Dewitt. In 2013, The Atlanta Journal Consitution named the 2012 Milton High School Basketball team as one of the "Five Best of All Time" in the state of Georgia.
In addition to his roles with Team BELIEF and Milton High School, Akin served as the head coach of the Gwinnett Majic, a minor league basketball franchise located in Gwinnett County. He guided the Majic to the league's best regular season record and help capture the World Basketball Association Championship in back to back to back years (2009-2011). Along the way, he was named WBA Coach of the Year in those respective seasons.
Akin was a member of the Lady Bulldog Basketball Staff at the University of Georgia from 2006-2009. During his time at Georgia, the Lady Bulldogs made the NCAA tournament three times, including a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2006-2007. He received his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Georgia in December 2007.
In addition, he was an assistant middle school and high school coach for the boys’ basketball program at Athens Academy during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 campaigns while completing his master’s degree at Georgia. He also served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for athletics at Agnes Scott College from 2003-05.
David is a native of Lilburn, GA where he attended Berkmar High School and was a two-year letter winner in basketball. He played for Coach David Boyd and was a member of Berkmar's 1998 state runner-up squad. Upon graduating from high school, he went on to continue his playing career at Brewton-Parker College where he was a four-year letter winner in basketball and a two-year letter winner in tennis for the Barons. He helped the team reach the NAIA tournament in the '99-'00 season. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Brewton-Parker in 2003.
On November 21st, 2010, David Randall Akin married Sarah Elizabeth Spivey of Lilburn, Georgia. They currently reside in Atlanta and are members of Marantha Baptist Church in Lilburn.