Verlain Betofe
BS, History and African and African American Studies
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betofeVerlain Betofe
BS, History and African and African American Studies, 2011
CEO, Consultant, Coach, Teacher

Verlain Betofe is the founder and CEO of Team Makasi in San Diego, California, where he also serves as Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Kearny High School.  Reflecting on the lack of good role models he had growing up in southeast San Diego, Verlain “always dreamed of being someone people looked up to for the right reasons, and someone who could make an impact in people’s lives.”  Believing in the transformative power of knowledge, a work ethic, and the right support system, Verlain started Team Makasi as a way to give back to the community by helping student-athletes find paths to a college education while playing the sports they love.    

Verlain Betofe
Verlain Betofe