Assistant Coach

Aaron Daise Sr. was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Paxon Senior High School in 1989. He was a member of the fighting Eagles Basketball and Football teams. He received a basketball scholarship to play at Edward Waters College and later transferred to Bethune Cookman College where he Majored in Education and Computer Programming. Between 1994 and 1998 he played Semi- Pro Basketball for the Jacksonville Hooters and the Georgia Stars. Later in 1998, he became the Asst. Coach for his Alma Mater, Paxon Senior High School.

Coach Daise has also coached at the grassroots level in both the Police Athletic League and on the AAU circuit. In 2008, he became the head boys basketball coach at Temple Christian Academy. While at Temple he won the conference championship 6 times and the district championship 3 times in a row. In 2017 he led Temple to its first FHSAA 2A a state final four appearance. He has coached in Duval County for a long time. Some of his stops include YMLA/YWLA (Formerly Butler Middle School), Jean Ribault Senior High and William M. Raines High School. In 2020 he became the Asst. Coach at Mandarin High School. He loves the game of basketball and loves to inspire the youth.

One of his favorite quotes to share with the boys is, “Continue to Strive to be your best and let no one hold you back”.