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Perseverance Staff

Our Mission

Our mission is to work vigorously to inspire our athletes to not only set life goals, but understand how to achieve these goals by encouraging development of a strong moral character and reaching for a championship level of commitment to success.

Along the way, we will make the effort to understand and get to know each individual to help guide them in a direction that is destined for success in life after basketball.

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Nate Vera

Founder of Perseverance Basketball

Barry University Assistant Men's Basketball Coach | 2018 - Present
West Boca High Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach | 2017- 2018
The Greene School P.E. Instructor | 2016 - 2018
Cardinal Newman Boys Basketball Coach | 2016 - 2017
Forest Hill High Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach |                                        Five-Star Basketball Coach | 2013-2016
Snow Valley Basketball School Coach | 2014-2016
Palm Beach Atlantic University Bachelors Degree in Political Science | 2013
Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership  St. Thomas University | 2016 - 
Played Collegiate basketball at Palm Beach Atlantic University | 2011-2013​

Meet Our Team

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McDonald Jean-Louis

Boynton Beach Director

Former College player at Webber International University

Co-Director of Perseverance youth league BOCA

Played High School Basketball at Sunland Baptist Academy         (Abaco, Bahamas)

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Mike Souza

Director of Coaches

Owner of Dynasty Drills Basketball

Director of Coaches at Perseverance Basketball

Basketball Skills trainer for top rated high school athletes in South Florida

Former director of player development at Palm Beach State

Current exclusive trainer to multiple professional players

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Gerry Stumm

Boynton Beach Lead Clinician

Wellington Wolves Director of Coaches

Wellington Wolves 4th Grade Head Coach​

Perseverance Boynton Beach  lead clinician

Forest Hill Boys Basketball Varsity Assistant Coach (2013-16)​

Bachelors in business from Florida Atlantic University '95

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Clayton Williams

Palm Beach Gardens Director

Current Assistant Varsity Coach at Forest Hill High School

​Professional basketball player with Palm Beach Knights

Played collegiate basketball at Palm Beach Atlantic University

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Marshall Riddle

Camp Co-Director

Professional Player in Madrid, Spain

College basketball player at Palm Beach Atlantic University

All-Time Leading Scorer in Bob Jones University History

Led the Nation in 3-PT Field Goals made during 2016-17 Season

Former High School player at Royal Palm Beach High School

Matt Jacobs

Boynton Beach Youth League Coordinator

Boynton Beach Youth League Coordinator 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Saint

Boynton Beach Youth League Coordinator

Boynton Beach Youth League Coordinator 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matt Moran

Boca Raton Director

Assistant Boys Basketball coach at West Boca High School

Lead Varsity official / Palm Beach County

Walk-on to basketball team at University of North Florida

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Chelsey Smith

Director of Operations

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Jon Odjo

Coach

Graduate Assistant Mens Basketball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University

Head Freshmen Coach | West Boca High

Player at Webster University (St.Louis, MO)

High School Player at Suncoast High 

 

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Abdul Dial

Coach

Former Player at Cardinal Newman High School (West Palm Beach, FL)

Collegiate player at St.Johns University (NY)

Current player at South Alabama University 

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Jonika Garvin

Coach

Part of the National Championship Runner-Up Women's Team at Mississippi State University 2017 

High School All-County Team 3 Years Straight (Lake Worth High)

Girls Basketball All-State 1st Team 

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Shaak Rose

Coach

Perseverance Camp Coach

Collegiate Player at Kentucky State University 

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Patriot Dulovi

Coach

Perseverance Basketball Founding Member 

Former player at Park Vista High School

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Malcolm Casway

Coach

Perseverance Camp Coach 

Former Football Player at University of Miami 

Coach of multiple State Football Championships at Hall High School (Hartford, CT)

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Bryce Andrews

Coach

Former Player at Dwyer High School

Collegiate Player on NCAA "Elite 8" Barry University Team

Current player at Keiser University (West Palm Beach,FL)

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John Saint Juste

Coach

Wellington High School Assistant Coach

8th Grade Wellington Wolves Head Coach

Perseverance Basketball Founding Member 

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Ty Davis

Coach

Current coach at nationwide STEP-IT-UP basketball camp

Member of the Harlem Globetrotters

Played collegiate basketball at Northwood University

All-American Selection as a player at Northwood University