"IMANI" is a Swahili word that means faith.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Head Coach Steve Todd has acknowledge a need to implement alternative methods to reach the youth in Compton.  Coach Todd participated in track as a youth.    Coach Steve faith in the youth and his vision of reaching the youth academically and athletically has foster success in our youth at the Junior Olympic level, High School level, College level and the Olympic Level. 

Coach Steve was awarded Coach of the Year in 2012 and currently is the United State Track and Field Southern Californian Youth Presidents.  Imaini's success on and off the field is not only  a result of Coach Steve's vision and program, but through out the years there have been volunteers whose assistance have proven to be invaluable.  These volunteers represent Imani's administrative staff, coaching staff and the parents of the youth athletes.