Basketball Coaches

John Berry

John Berry (a.k.a. Coach Berry) has been a skill development trainer since 1993 and has instructed/coached over a 1,000 kids. Dating back, Coach Berry has coached at the recreation, travel, AAU, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.

Since 2007, Coach Berry has coached three (3) high school basketball teams: Woods Charter School (Varsity Boys), Woods Charter (Varsity Girls) and Seaforth High School (Junior Varsity Boys).

The “surgical instruction” style, with an emphasis on detail has been Coach Berry’s calling card. Coach Berry is, and always has been committed to helping youth in life and on the basketball court. At Youth Hoops, he pledges the same!

Also, check out Coach Berry's book, entitled "Life & Basketball" (

Andre Nabors

Born Aug. 17, 1970 in Beckley, WV; Woodrow Wilson HS 2nd team All-State Basketball; attended Concord University in 1988 -1992 and graduated with a BA degree in Travel & Tourism. A 4yr basketball letterman at Concord, helped the program to four 20 win seasons and an NAIA “Sweet 16” National Tournament appearance in 1993; the first Concord team to ever make the tournament.

Andre` R. Nabors has coached boys and girls basketball on the middle and high school level (South Charleston, WV) since 2001. Andre` has been coaching the WV Tornadoes Girls Basketball Club during NCAA sanctioned and scouting tournaments in Memphis, TN, Chicago, IL, Hampton, VA, Indianapolis, IN, Washington, DC.

Moved to Mebane, NC in 2008 and began coaching with the Garner Flames Travel Basketball program, then started working with the Carolina Belles Blue Star girls program. In 2011, Andre began coaching at The Elon School girls and boys basketball teams as an assistant, and head boys’ basketball coach the following season.

Matt Gup

As Director of Business Operations, Coach Matt Gup is charged with the day-to-day, website management, video creation and onsite camp setup.
Over the last 3 years, Coach Matt has been deeply entrenched with Youth Hoops, and has his hands in almost every business area.

In addition, Coach Matt doubles as one of Youth Hoops’ preeminent basketball skill development coaches. Coach Matt’s calling card is his unique, even-keeled instruction methods to get the most out of campers.

Charles Byrd

Charles Byrd is a basketball coach who helps young athletes take their skill and basketball IQ to the next level. As a former athlete himself, he fully understands the game of basketball and strives to help others do the same. He firmly believes in the term student-athlete and encourages the youth to focus on their studies while also allowing them a safe place to lose themselves in the game. 

Byrd began coaching in 2016 at Fuquay- Varina Middle School as a girl's middle school basketball coach. After one one short year he went on to coach girls' basketball at Fuquay-Varina High School for two years and then at Jordan Matthew's High School the following 2 years.

Byrd is currently the head women's basketball coach at Seaforth High School. During the 2021 - 2022 season, he led the lady hawks to a conference championship and received coach of the year honors. In addition to coaching women's high school basketball teams, he has also coached various AAU basketball teams. Through these programs, he creates a platform for athletes to build their legacy. 

Antonio Hayes

Coach Hayes is an elite skills trainer working with an entire gamut of basketball experience: college players, high schoolers, middle schoolers, and grade school players. He attacks every workout with the same intent to provide the best possible experience for every player in the gym. 

Coach Hayes has worked with players of all ages and skill levels in numerous settings (including but not limited to individual, small group, team, camp, and clinic sessions). He focuses on improving the on-court skill of players while also using basketball as a vehicle to teach players constructive values and lessons on their journey to success after the ball stops bouncing.

Lenell Wallace

As a high school basketball coach (varsity boys) for 12+ years, Coach Lenell Wallace has amassed over 200 wins. In addition, Coach Wallace has been a championship AAU basketball coach.

Coach Wallace specializes in helping kids from the ground up fundamentally or enhance the skills a player currently has.
Depending on kid’s grade level, Coach Wallace also can tell players what middle or high school coaches are looking. This information can be used to position kid in best position to succeed.

John Alcox

Between North and South Carolina, Coach Alcox has over 30 years of experience as a basketball coach, and individual basketball trainer.

As a coach, Coach Alcox has led 13 teams to a championship or runner up finish and has been named conference coach of the year three times.

Coach Alcox has coached 14 all conference players, 5 all district players, and 3 conference players of the year.

As a trainer, over the span of 27 years, Coach Alcox has worked with several young men and women who went on to reach their ultimate goal of playing college basketball.

Erica Berry

Erica Berry is an energetic entrepreneur and self-starter who believes that the combination of physical strength and mental fortitude can and will, transform lives for the better.

A mother of two, Erica began her fitness journey as a Zumba instructor in 2014 after facing a health challenge of her own. She began to move, slowly at first, gradually building her strength. As she became more fit, her confidence grew in tandem. During this time, she studied nutrition and began to practice intuitive eating, a practice she follows to this day. This way of being supports listening to and feeding our bodies rather than focusing on self-imposed limitations and constraints.

Erica went on to become a Strong Nation instructor in 2017 and a Group Ex instructor in the same year.  Growing much stronger in these formats and wanting to help more individuals to understand this powerful mind/body connection, Erica received her Personal Training Certification in 2020.

Erica has worked for the YMCA of Chapel Hill and Chatham County, Ladies Fitness of Pittsboro, Fitness at the Cube and most recently Fit4Mom Chapel Hill.  Now she has launched B2Fit Club – believing fitness can be achieved at any size or age.

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