Nate Vera - Founder 


  • Founder of Perseverance Basketball 
  • Boys Basketball Head Coach at West Boca Raton High School / 2017- 2018
  • Physical Education Instructor at The Greene School  2016 - 2018 
  • Boys Basketball Coach at Cardinal Newman High School / 2016 - 2017
  • Boys Basketball Head Coach at Forest Hill High School / 2013-2016
  • Five-Star Basketball Coach / 2013-2016
  • Snow Valley Basketball School Coach / 2014-2016
  • Bachelors in Political Science Palm Beach Atlantic University ('13)
  • Masters Degree in Educational Leadership             St. Thomas University (current)
  • Played Collegiate basketball at Palm Beach Atlantic University / 2011-2013

About Us

Clayton Williams 

  • Played collegiate basketball at Palm Beach Atlantic Univeristy 
  • ​Professional basketball player with Palm Beach Knights 
  • Current Assistant Varsity Coach at Forest Hill High Schoo

Matt Moran 

  • Current assistant coach at West Boca High School 
  • ​Lead Varsity official / Palm Beach County 
  • Walked on to basketball team at University of North Florida 

Gerry Stumm 

  • 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

McDonald Jean-Louis

  • Current College player at Webber International University  
  • ​From Abaco, Bahamas 
  • Co-Director of Perseverance youth league BOCA 
  • Played High School Basketball at Sunland Baptist Academy 

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.

Marshall Riddle 

  • Current 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 

Ty Davis 

  • 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 

John Saint Juste 

  • ​Wellington High School Assistant Coach
  • Wellington Landings Middle School Head Coach
  • ​8th Grade Wellington Wolves Head Coach

meet our staff 

Mike Souza 

  • 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