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, as he works with players at the NBA, international, collegiate, and high school levels. Andrew trains high level players such as Tim Hardaway Jr, Tyler Herro, James Johnson, James Wiseman, Cole Anthony, and many more featured on our home page.
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 four beautiful children. See Testimonials...
Chief Operating Officer
Angela Moran is the proud wife of Coach Andrew Moran and the happy mother of Kylani and boy/girl twins Dylan and Elly, and Jaylen. 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 his 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.
Born and raised in New York City, David Thomas has had a passion for the game of basketball for as long as he could remember. So in 2015, he packed up and move to Miami to pursue his dream of being a basketball skills trainer. It was that same year that he met and started working with Andrew Moran, and he’s been training athletes of all ages and skill levels ever since. On and off the court, David mentors and counsels people on the importance of faith, focus, and confidence. Helping players improve in their skill set, believe in their potential, and push past limitations are things that David seeks to do with every one that he trains.
Nicole Salcedo joined the MHS TEAM in February 2019. Behind every click and call, you have Nicole ready to assist you with your questions regarding Miami Hoop School Training Program. Nicole owns and operates a management service company where she offers her clients administrative support for all of their business needs. She serves a wide range of diverse and complex industries in the Sports, Dental, Medical, Property, Project and Construction management. She has 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. She has a B.A in Communication & Business Administration. There is nothing she hasn't seen! She is very excited to be a part of the Miami Hoop School family!
Veronica Minervino graduated from Florida International University with a B.A in Communications and minored in Social Media and E-Marketing Analytics. In 2021, she received her Master's in Global Strategic Communications at FIU as well. 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.
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