Coach Diarra, born in Paris France grew up playing in Torcy, France, where his basketball career started. He developed fast leading him to the prestigious club Limoges, France as a junior. His talent was well sought after, leading him to a scholarship in America at Cloud County Junior College. After 2 years he transferred to conference power house Big 12 NCAA team Kansas State, In which he received his Social Science Bachelor Degree.
After college he started his professional career playing in Pro A France, with clubs Boulazac, Aix Maurienne, and Saint Vallier, later transferring to play in Vevey Switzerland, and now playing for local team Pully Basket!!!
He has been trained by many talented coaches around the USA at the college level and professional levels. Dramane has a great find at interacting with the youth. He is passionate about basketball , and works every summer training the youth At Thabo Sefolosha camp