In the eighteen seasons of running the Barry University Men's Basketball program, Cesar Odio has built the Buccaneers into a proven winner. Since arriving in Miami Shores in 1994, he has posted numerous winning campaigns, including a 20-12 mark in 2009‑10, and a trip to the NCAA D-II national tournament.
The Odio led Bucs are one of the top defensive teams in the country yearly and he has posted a 281‑234 overall record. In addition, he was named the Sunshine State Conference Coach–of–the‑Year twice, including 2006-2007 when Barry won the SSC championship. He has established school marks for overall and conference wins in a season. Constant hard work and aggressive play at both ends of the court are trademarks of Cesar Odio coached teams. He also emphasizes discipline, teamwork and sound fundamentals.
Prior to coming to Barry, Odio was head men's basketball coach at Miami‑Dade Kendall Community College for seven years. Odio, 53, was the winningest coach in M‑DCC Kendall history. He earned an overall record of 128‑84 (.604) while coaching the Jaguars. He led the 1988‑89 team to the State Championship game with a school‑best 26‑9 overall record. Odio's 1991‑92 team was 24‑7. Twice during his tenure at M‑DCC Kendall the Jaguars won the Southern Conference Tournament championship (1987‑88 and 1988‑89).
Odio was chosen by his peers three times to coach the South squad in the annual Florida Community College Athletic Association (FCCAA) North‑South All‑Star game. A native ofHavana,Cuba, Odio attended Columbus High School in Miami and graduated in 1977 after leading Dade County in scoring as a senior. He played basketball at Florida Southern College, and was a four‑year letterman. Odio was team captain in 1980-81, when FSC won the NCAA Division II national title.
He received a B.S. degree with a major in Physical Education from FloridaSouthern in 1981. Odio earned an M.S. degree in Physical Education from Nova Universityin 1990. At M‑DCC Kendall, he was a teacher in the Division of Health and Physical Education. Odio was named the Division's outstanding teacher in 1989‑90. Prior to joining the M‑DCC Kendall staff in 1987, Odio was an assistant coach for three seasons under Bill Foster at the University of Miami (1984‑85 through 1986-87). He was an assistant coach at FloridaSouthern from 1982‑83 through 1983‑84, and was head boy's basketball coach at Santa Fe High School in Lakeland, Fla., during the 1981‑82 season.
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