Octavio De La Grana

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Octavio De La Grana
Miami Heat
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Born (1961-01-28) January 28, 1961 (age 58)
Havana, Cuba[1]
NationalityAmerican / Cuban
Career information
High schoolFlorida Christian School
(Olympia Heights, Florida)
CollegeLiberty University
Career history
As coach:
1996Florida Christian School
1998–2004Westminster Christian School
2005Florida Christian School
20062009Miami Heat (scout)
20092010Miami Heat (player development)
20102012Miami Heat (assistant)
2013–2016Sioux Falls Skyforce (assistant)
2016–presentMiami Heat (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:

As assistant coach:

Octavio De La Grana (born January 28, 1961) is a Cuban-American basketball coach, currently working as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Coaching career[edit]

By 2006, De La Grana had a combined 21 years of head coaching experience at the high school level, including two stints at Florida Christian School, where he led his team to the FHSAA Class 2A State Championship in 1996,[2] a season in which he garnered Coach of the Year honors. He also spent eight years as head basketball coach at Westminster Christian High School.[3] In 2005, he recorded his 400th high school coaching victory. During his tenure at Florida Christian, De La Grana also spent time as the school's Athletic Director (1990–95) and faculty Department Chair for Physical Education.[4]

Miami Heat[edit]

De La Grana began working with the Miami Heat prior to the 2006-07 season.[5][6]

Before the start of the 2016–17 season, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra added De La Grana to his coaching staff as assistant coach.[7]

Personal life[edit]

De la Grana was born in Havana, Cuba in 1961 and was only 6 years old when he came to the United States. His father was from Lajas and mother from Artemisa.[1]

De La Grana and his wife, Angie, reside in Palmetto Bay with their six children, Derrick, Daniel, Chelsea, Jenny, Annie and Leah (b. 2008). His son Derrick (b. 1986) is a basketball coach.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Octavio de la Grana, el hispano de los Miami HEAT
  2. ^ http://www.fhsaa.org/records
  3. ^ Octavio De La Grana, Miami Heat Profile
  4. ^ Octavio De La Grana, NBA Profile
  5. ^ Octavio De La Grana, NBA D-League Profile
  6. ^ Alumnus works as player development coach for NBA champion Miami Heat
  7. ^ "Spoelstra makes De La Grana an assistant; Anthony Carter added as Heat D-League assistant". sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved November 5, 2016.

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