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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.

Meet Our Team

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Nate Vera

Founder & Director

-Barry University Assistant Men's Coach 2018-19

- West Boca High Head Coach 2017-18

-Cardinal Newman High Coach 2016-17

- Forest Hill High Head Coach 2013-16

- Collegiate Player Palm Beach Atlantic 2011-13

- Five-Star Basketball Coach 2013-15

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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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Norman Gomez

Boynton Beach Director

- Played at Dumont High School (New Jersey)

- Played AAU with Jersey Jayhawks 

- Played collegiately at Bergen Community College 

- AAU Director & Coach with Hoop Heaven Waldwick, NJ. 

- Northeast travel program Director

- Perseverance Boynton Beach Director

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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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McDonald Jean-Louis

Camp Coach

Former College player at Webber International University

Co-Director of Perseverance youth league BOCA

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

Matt Jacobs
Matt Jacobs

Youth League Coach

Boynton Beach Youth League Coach

Boynton Beach Little Hoopsters Coach

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Danny Prud'Homme

Boynton Beach Youth League Coordinator

Palm Beach Gardens Youth League Coordinator  Former Player at Wellington High School Current Lead Clinician for PBG Perseverance Skills Academy  Perseverance Youth League Coach 

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Matt Moran

Camp Coach

JV Girls Basketball Coach at Spanish River High School 

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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Gerry Stumm

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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Jon Odjo

Camp Coach

Graduate Assistant Mens Basketball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University

Head Freshmen Coach at West Boca High

Player at Webster University (St.Louis, MO)

High School Player at Suncoast High 

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Abdul Dial

Camp 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

Camp 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

Camp Coach

Perseverance Camp Coach

Professional Player in Beirut, Lebanon 

Collegiate Player at Kentucky State University 

Former High School Player at Lake Worth Christian 

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Patriot Dulovi

Camp Coach

Perseverance Basketball Founding Member 

Perseverance Camp Coach 

Former Coach for Travel Team " College Bound Ballers" 

Former player at Park Vista High School

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Malcolm Casway

Youth League Coach

Perseverance Camp Coach 

Perseverance Youth League Coach

Former Football Player at University of Miami 

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

Danny Prestanari
Danny Prestinari

Youth League Coach

-Boynton Beach Youth League Coach

-Little Hoopsters Coach

-Scorekeeper & Statistician

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ray Edwards

Youth League Coach

- Perseverance PBG Youth League Coach

-JCC After school club Counselor 

- Scorekeeper & Statistician 

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John Saint Juste

Camp Coach

Wellington High School Assistant Coach

Former Head Coach Wellington Landings Middle School

9th Grade Wellington Wolves Head Coach

Perseverance Basketball Founding Member 

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Carlos Figueroa

Camp Coach

- PBG Youth League Coach

-JCC After-school Director 

-Member of Inaugural Perseverance Puerto Rico Coaching Staff 

-Tournament Scorekeeper & Statistician 

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Ty Davis

Camp 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

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James Lake

Youth League Coach

- 2016-17 Head Coach Palm Beach Gardens High School

-2017-18 Head Freshmen Coach Palm Beach Gardens High School

-2019-2020 Assistant Varsity Coach Jupiter Christian School 

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Mike Smith

Head Official

-High School Varsity Official

-Scoreboard operator at PBAU Men's & Women's Games 

- Member of EBOCA Referee Association

 

 

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Marshall Riddle

Camp Coach

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

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Bryce Andrews

PBG Director of Operations

- Former Player at Dwyer High School

- Collegiate Player on NCAA "Elite 8"

- Barry University Team Current player at

- Collegiate Player at Keiser University 

-Perseverance Social Media Director

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Matt Charlton

Lead Clinician

JV Basketball Coach at Lake Worth Christian  Walk-On At Florida Southern University  4-Year Player at Dreyfoos High School