Meet our Team
Founder of Miami Hoop School
Andrew Moran is an NBA Skills Coach, a National Innovator, an International clinician, and the Miami Hoop School Founder. Andrew grew up in Houston, Texas. He moved to Miami, Florida as a sophomore in high school. He played varsity basketball as a shooting guard for Coral Gables High School. He completed his degree at Florida State University which is where he developed his passion for training players. He was involved in his community and parents began asking him for basketball lessons for their children. Andrew began his career as the first I’m Possible trainer to be introduced to the State of Florida where he became a certified skills trainer. Andrew has been actively training since 2008 and in 2012 he opened Miami Hoop School. Since then, MHS (Miami Hoop School) has grown to be the best skills training program in South Florida with two locations, camps, clinics, after school programs, and a travel ball program. Andrew and the MHS have been featured and interviewed by newspapers, radio stations, podcasts, and broadcasts.
Andrew travels around the Globe training athletes of all levels and because he is fluent in Spanish he has been granted many opportunities to train in places like Argentina, many different cities in Spain (Canary Islands, Huelva, Vinaros, Barcelona, Tenerife, Las Palmas), Panama, Chile, and Puerto Rico to name a few. MHS also hosts international groups and clients who come to Miami, Florida just to train with MHS. Clients from Japan, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, Russia, the Caribbean, Ecuador, China, France, and Dubai have all come to train with the best. Andrew’s attention to detail allows every player to excel. His enthusiasm for basketball exudes on the court and his students emulate his passion during their training sessions. Andrew is constantly studying the game and perfecting his craft, so he can offer the latest and best training techniques to his students.
Andrew also has experience in coaching. He was an assistant coach at Miami Senior High School in 2011 under Marcus Carreno and worked on player development. He also was the head coach at Miami Christian High School and led the Victors to a state championship in 2015. In April of 2019, he took the job as the head men's basketball coach at Christopher Columbus High School and hopes to have success there as well. His experience serves him well, having worked with players at the NBA, international, collegiate, and high school levels.
Andrew is well-liked and encourages his protégés to work outside their comfort zones. His workouts are fun yet challenging, and his high expectations match those of his players.
Andrew is a proud husband and father to three beautiful children and one on the way. See Testimonials...
Chief Operating Officer
Angela Moran is the proud wife of Coach Andrew Moran and the happy mother of Kylani (6) and boy/girl twins Dylan and Elly (3) and pregnant with a baby boy due July 2019. Angela played varsity basketball as starting point guard at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami, Florida where she was the team captain under head coach Chris McKeon. She then went on to Florida State University where she co-founded the Girls' Club Basketball Team. One can say this is a basketball family. Angela worked in education (as a middle school teacher and then as a high school counselor) for 10 years before she decided to make Miami Hoop School her full time job. Angela does not do any of the training but operates the day to day of Miami Hoop School. She manages and oversees the operations of the company.
Jorge is an international skill development trainer, who has worked with players at all levels. As a player Jorge played for University of Maine at Machias, where he was named team captain first year there. Jorge’s junior year, the Clippers were able to achieve history by winning their first school conference championship. Jorge was named an all-conference player and received an All-American honorable mention. After his collegiate career Jorge turned to his true passion which was training and developing players. Jorge has the ability to breakdown and assess each player’s strength and weaknesses. His approach to teaching is to build an athlete's confidence as he works to improve their skill level and understanding of the game. Jorge is passionate about the game of basketball and has great ability to demonstrate skills necessary to become an effective player. Jorge is a true student of the game. He believes in the game of basketball and its evolution throughout the years, by implementing innovation. He trains the players to develop game-like action skills which allows them to perform at any level.
Jonathan La Fontant (Jay)
Coach Jay attended Johnson & Wales University where he played 4 years of basketball. He won the "Most Improved Player" award in 2015. He graduated with a bachelors in Sports Entertainment. Since graduating college in 2017 he’s been working with Miami Hoop School to focus on the skill development side of basketball wishing to share his experiences and knowledge about the game of basketball to young, up and coming players who are looking to seek improvements in their game.
David Thomas has been working with Miami Hoop School since February of 2015. Basketball has been his passion since childhood days of shooting around on a crate nailed to a tree in front of his house back in Queens, New York. He is eager to teach and train players who are looking to reach their full potential and he loves to see growth and improvement. The innovative and game-like training implemented at Miami Hoop School helps him to do just that.
Al was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He grew up playing football but his love quickly turned to basketball in his adolescent years. He attended Christopher Columbus High School where he led the team to their first district championship in over twenty years. After graduating from Florida State University, Al became a professional poker player where he traveled around the world competing in high stakes tournaments. He has now focused his time and dedication to the skills development side of basketball. His experience ranges from training kids as young as six all the way up to professional players.
Nicole and Paola Salcedo
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
Nicole Salcedo joined the MHS TEAM in February 2019. Paola Salcedo joined the MHS TEAM in August 2019. Behind every click and call, you have Paola & Nicole ready to assist you with your questions regarding Miami Hoop School Training Program.
Paola & Nicole own and operate a management service company where they offer their clients administrative support for all of their business needs. They serve a wide range of diverse and complex industries in the Sports, Dental, Medical, Property, Project and Construction management.
They have provided a variety of managing consulting services. Examples of project work includes audit service, best practices studies, management of request for proposals, employee on boarding & training, collections, policy and procedure design.
They both have Majors in Communication & Business Administration, there is nothing these managers haven't seen!
They are very excited to be a part of the Miami Hoop School family!
Veronica Minervino is a college student studying Communications at Florida International University. She is no stranger to the world of basketball. She played varsity basketball at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy under head coach Chris Mckeon and started all four years. Veronica was brought on the Miami Hoop School team in 2016 and has operated under different roles. She now is in charge of all marketing for Miami Hoop School.
DERRICK DE LA GRANA
Derrick De La Grana graduated from Florida Christian School in 2005 where he completed his high school career with over 2,000 points and was selected First Team All-County and All-State. Derrick graduated from Reinhardt University in 2010 where he completed his Bachelor of Business before going on to play professionally overseas in Santiago, Chile for Universidad Católica de Chile. Derrick was commissioned to conduct skills clinics in Chile, Costa Rica, Germany, and Puerto Rico. In 2012, Derrick became Head Coach at nationally-recognized Calusa Preparatory School where has placed over 20 student athletes in numerous colleges across the country. Derrick is currently the head coach at La Salle High School. Based in Miami, Derrick works with players of all levels including high school, college and NBA players.
Johnny Minervino is a former College basketball player at Ave Maria University where he served as a team captain under two different head coaches. He was an All Dade selection and Dade County Spanish Player of the year his senior season at Christopher Columbus High School where he led the county in assists and averaged 17 points per game. Johnny is finishing his 3rd and final year of Law School at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, FL, and also assists Andrew Moran with Columbus Varsity basketball. Upon completion of Law School Johnny plans to become an NBA certified player agent.
Jason Doan is currently the head Florida Christian Varsity Coach
Josh Rivas Bio coming soon...