Buffy Coleman was born October 15, 1973 to John C. and Mattie Coleman in Minden, Louisiana. Although he was born in Minden, which is about 30 miles east of Shreveport, he was reared in the nearby small town of Heflin. There he learned good morals and the essential values of life from his mother and father. They taught him to respect others and to be a genuinely good person. This was instilled in him in his early childhood and has continued into his professional life.
Buffy was about five years old when he began to develop a passion for the game of basketball. He wasn’t quite big enough to shoot hoops in a regulation-sized goal, so he practiced by throwing a tennis ball into a garbage can, pretending it was a basketball rim.
He started playing basketball in elementary school and continued through high school. Buffy loved the game so much that he would actually play basketball outside in the snow during winter months.
His father, John C. Coleman, built Buffy’s first basketball goal when he was thirteen. Buffy played day and night, but only after completing his homework.
Buffy Coleman first realized that he had the potential to be one of the most amazing basketball handlers and to play for one of the most famous show basketball teams ever (The Harlem Wizards), when he was in high school. He was so crafty with the basketball that after practice, his teammates would gather around him as he did dribbling exhibitions and tricks.
Over time, the crowd got bigger and bigger. On September 3, 1993, he received a phone call from Marvin Walters, who was then the chief scout for the Harlem Globetrotters. Buffy was invited to the Globetrotters’ Training Camp. That’s when Coleman realized that he has special talent..
Favorite Food: Mom`s Gumbo
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite State: Florida
Favorite City: Las Vegas:
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Historical Landmark : The Grand Canyon
Hobbies: He enjoys going out to the movies. Likes to shoot pool. Loves to travel to tropical places.