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Instructors

All instructors are experienced basketball coaches and cumulatively have coached and/or instructed thousands of kids. The environment is fun, interactive, inspiring and instructive. If Youth Hoops sounds like something your kid may enjoy, register into basketball camp or contact us (to request demo class).

photo 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 and is now the Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Woods Charter School. Since 2007, the Woods Charter basketball program has been transformed into elite status.

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" (www.CoachBerry.com).

     
photo 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.

     
photo Darryl Clark

Darryl Clark (a.k.a. Coach Clark), a shooting specialist, has put in 1,000’s of hours to become a master skill development instructor. Coach Clark is very hands’ on, and detailed oriented with a specialization in shooting and footwork.

Dating back, Coach Clark played semi-professional basketball out of Fayetteville, NC, was an assistant coach and skills development trainer with the “Coaches in Christ” AAU basketball team, and coached within the YMCA youth basketball league.

Coach Clark played four years at Ralph L. Fike High School in Wilson, NC under the late, legendary Harvey Reid. Coach Reid was the winningest high school basketball coach prior to his passing.

     
photo Brian Nabors

 

  • Brian Nabors started teaching the game of basketball at an early age helping legendary Beckley coach, Dave Barksdale at his camps in the late1980s.

  • 1992 graduate from Woodrow Wilson High School; All-State selection in 1992; Won 2 State Championships in 1990 and 1992 (runner-up 1991).

  • Accepted a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Charleston (1992-1996); Team captain 1993-1996; Conference championship (1993); Graduated in 1996 with a BA in Psychology

  • Brian started coaching as an assistant (Jr. High/Middle School). Won 4 consecutive county championships; Boys Head Coach (Jr. High/Middle School) 2000-2006; Won 2 county championships and 4 runner-ups; Boys Assistant coach at Woodrow Wilson HS 2006-2015; Won 1 State Championship (1 runner-up); 7 State tournament appearances; Girls Head 2015-current.

  • Coach Nabors has been involved with the AAU circuit as will as skill development training since 1998.  His AAU program WV Team Purpose has helped several student-athletes receive scholarships to play college basketball.  The basketball training organization Team Purpose (H.I.B.T.) High Intense Basketball Training instructs Elementary, Middle/Jr. High, High School, College, and professional players.

  • Brian Nabors is a Behavior Specialist and Special Education teacher with the Raleigh County Board of Education.  He has a passion to help others develop fundamental basketball skills and grow as a player.  Brian also takes pride in helping kids learn life lessons and becoming productive citizens in society that demonstrate good character.