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 child(ren) may enjoy, try a free demonstration session, register into basketball camp or contact us.

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!

photo Andrew Munn

Andrew Munn (a.k.a. Coach Munn) has been an Assistant Basketball Coach with Woods Charter School since 2008. Working with Coach Berry, coaching Varsity and AAU basketball teams, Coach Munn focuses on skill development and the mental aspect of offensive and defensive basketball.

Coach Munn was a four year Varsity Basketball Player at Woods Charter School and a 2009 UNC graduate. Giving youth the fundamentals to grow as a basketball player and compete on any level is Coach Munn’s passion.

photo Bryan Matthews

Bryan Matthews (a.k.a. Coach Matthews) has been mentoring basketball players since 1994. During that span, he has coached at the youth, middle school, high school, and AAU levels.

The Head Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach at Woods Charter School since 2008, Coach Matthews takes pride in getting the most out of each of his players. He uses encouragement, progressive skill development, and his expertise as a physical educator to help each player improve daily.

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.