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 

McDonald Jean-Louis

  • Current College player at Webber International University  
  • ​From Abaco, Bahamas 
  • Played High School Basketball at Sunland Baptist Academy 

Matt Moran 

  • Current assistant coach at West Boca High School 
  • ​Lead Varsity official / Palm Beach Co.
  • 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

Nate Vera - Founder 


  • Founder of Perseverance Basketball 
  • Boys Basketball Head Coach at West Boca Raton High School / 2017- Current 
  • Physical Education Instructor at The Greene School
  • 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

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

About Us

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 

Horace Smith

  • Head Varsity Coach at Somerset Canyons   
  • ​Played collegiate basketball at    Sante Fe College
  • Played Basketball at Santaluces Community High School 

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

John Saint Juste 

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

meet our staff