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Basketball Coaches

The-Skill-Factory takes great pride in helping coaches grow and develop and reach their goals. We are proud to see our coaches reach success at the NBA, Collegiate, High School and Youth levels. Our experiences and relationships in the industry allow us to continue to grow our coaching tree.

John Beckett

Vern Hamilton

Cam Baskerville

SHAUN FEIN

 

“When TSF gave me an opportunity to be one of their player development coaches I jumped at the opportunity.  As a former player transitioning from my playing career into coaching I wanted to get on court experience with high quality players who want to get better in the off-season.  TSF not only provides great player development coaches for the players but they offer strength and conditioning programs with well respected trainers as well as things to help the body recover after intense training. Watching the whole TSF team work during my time there I not only saw how hard they work but how much they care about each individual they work with. They are always thinking of ways that can make the experience for the player better and how to maximize each players potential. I value the time I spent at TSF not only because it allowed me to grow and learn as a coach but because of the relationships I made with my co-workers and players. I would recommend to any player out there that is looking to become a better player and reach their goals on the basketball court to check out TSF, you will not be disappointed.”
Shaun Fein, Brooklyn Nets

Terrell Allen
Director of Youth Basketball Programming

Terrell Allen is an alum of Central Connecticut State University where he played all four years for their basketball program. He graduated in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. After graduating from CCSU, Terrell began his coaching career at Hampden-Sydney College (NCAA Division III) in Farmville, VA during the 2014-2015 season. That season HSC posted a 16-11 record. During this time, Terrell also coached for his former AAU program, Boo Williams, which is a Nike Elite Youth Basketball League team. Terrell coached various players who have gone on to high major NCAA Division I basketball programs.

After two seasons with Boo Williams, Terrell spent a year in Wuxi, China (2016-2017) as the Basketball Program Director where he helped develop their new basketball program. He worked with elementary and middle school students, teaching the game of basketball and was able to travel to seven different countries as well and see some of the most beautiful areas of Asia. After returning to America, Terrell was a recruiting coordinator with Next College Student Athlete where he educated families on the very complex athletic recruiting process. Terrell is our Director of Youth Basketball Programming where he will be leading our youth camps, JrNBA 3vs3 League, and Club Basketball Programs.

Cam Baskerville
Player Development Coach

Cam Baskerville graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2013, where he studied Sport Management and had a minor in Business. He has been apart of the TSF family since 2013.

Cam is currently a Video Operations Assistant with the Brooklyn Nets. Previously, Cam was a Video Associate for the Philadelphia 76ers. His duties include, providing advanced in-game analytics throughout the season, creating Player Personnel reports and video edits for opposing teams. Also, Cam produces Player Development video edits of practice, training and in-game situations for individual players on the team using Synergy, Second Spectrum, and Sportscode. He assists with individual pre-game development and practice workouts for players, which mainly consists of instructing and competing against them. Prior to joining the Nets & 76ers, Cam was a Basketball Operations Intern for the Philadelphia 76ers Development League Affiliate, Delaware 87ers.

During his time with the 87ers, he supported compiling and producing advanced scouting reports. led and assisted with overseeing individual player development, which resulted in NBA Call-Ups for 3 different players for numerous teams (Jordan McRae-Phoenix Suns/Cleveland Cavaliers, Sean Kilpatrick-Denver Nuggets/Brooklyn Nets, Christian Wood-Philadelphia 76ers). Cam also gathered intel reports for the Philadelphia 76ers on players eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft and maintained an analytical model in Excel that correlated physical ball placement on the court with possession success/failure. Additionally, Cam has scouted and trained numerous levels of talent from high school to the professionals.

  • Joined TSF in 2013
  • Current Denver Nuggets Director of Player Devvelopment
  • Played collegiately at Georgia State University and Eckerd College
  • Played professionally in Germany
  • Former Atlanta Hawks Video Coorindator
  • Former Delaware 87ers (D-League) Assistant Coach

Eftim Bogoev
Head Coach
Post Grad Global Team

Entering his fourth year as the Head Coach of the Post Grad “Global” Team, Eftim Bogoev brings his passion, talent for skill development, and twenty years of professional basketball experience to The Skill Factory.

Born in Strumica, Macedonia, Eftim started playing professional basketball at the age of 16. He was one of the youngest players in the history of the EuroCup, played in his first final championship at the age of 20, and played for thirteen teams throughout Europe (including Macedonia, Turkey, Greece, Bosnia, and Spain). During his professional career, he won 3 AAU Championships, 2 High School Championships (awarded MVP), 1 College Championship (awarded MVP), 3 Senior Championships, 4 National Cups (awarded 2x MVP).

After retiring from professional basketball in 2016, Efitm moved to Atlanta and continued to work as a skill development trainer and has worked with over 100 NBA, G League, and College players. Coach Eftim takes pride in seeing his players on the Post Grad team develop the skills needed to play at the next level and spends time connecting with other coaches to make sure his players have the opportunities they need to be recruited.

Barrett Bouska
Graduate Assistant

Barrett has been a part of the TSF Family from the start. He played on the first club basketball team in middle school and started helping with individual and group training in high school. In high school, he worked with over 40 NBA players, as well as overseas and elite college and high school players. He was a men’s basketball student manager at the University of Kentucky for three years, being the head manager his last two years. He was a part of an SEC Championship team and had Sweet 16 and Elite 8 appearances during his time at Kentucky. He graduated with a degree in Business Management and is pursuing his Master’s in Sport Administration from Georgia State.

  • From Severna Park, Maryland. Attended Severna Park High School
  • Played college basketball at the College of Coastal Georgia (NAIA) (2012-2014) and Southern Wesleyan University (NCAA II) (2014-2015)
  • After playing 3 years at the collegiate level he finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelors degree in Sports Management
  • Interned at the Hoop Group as a recruiting coordinator
  • Has worked NCAA Division I camps at Samford University, the University of Georgia, Providence College and Monmouth University
  • Trains with top level professional players, coaches, and strength coaches during the off-season in Athens, Greece

  • Joined TSF in 2014
  • Current Brooklyn Nets Video Operations Assistant
  • Former Maine Red Claws Assistant Coach (NBA D-League)
  • Played professionally from 2001 to 2014 in France
  • Played collegiately at Georgia Tech (1998-2001)


After studying journalism at Syracuse University, Nick Gibson moved to Spain, Turkey and then Argentina covering international basketball for the BBC, SLAM Magazine and his own website and podcast, Euroleague Adventures.  After two years roaming the globe, the Atlanta native returned home in 2014 to take a job in the Atlanta Hawks’ front office as an International Scout and Basketball Operations Assistant. His duties with the Hawks ranged from scouting the NBA’s top international draft prospects, to managing the Hawks’ scouting database, to assisting with player development sessions on court.

After two seasons with the Hawks, Nick joined The Skill Factory with an eye on expanding the company’s international reach and adding a scouting element to TSF’s arsenal. In the Summer of 2016, Nick spent four months with the Shenzhen Leopards basketball club – two months in Atlanta, two months in Dongguan, China – helping them train, coordinating their diet and consulting with the club on their offseason plan, ultimately recommending players for the club to sign. Nick is also passionate about his work on the youth level as a club coach and individual instructor, and is currently studying with the National Academy of Sports Medicine to become certified as a Personal Trainer.

After being a top 100 high school player and a star in the ACC, coach Vernon Hamilton played in both the NBA and internationally.  After a 7 year playing career, Coach Vern transitioned into coaching where he was a part of the Clemson University coaching staff as well as a TSF coach.  With TSF Coach Vern leads Pro/Elite workouts, including Pre-Draft training and NBA mini-camp.  Coach Vern is now a member of the Dallas Mavericks coaching staff.

A graduate from Ramapo College of New Jersey with B.S. in Social Science, Coach Hicks started his career off at Bloomfield College in New Jersey where he was a part of three conference championship teams  in which one team made an historical run to the Elite 8 in 2012. During his time at Bloomfield College, he was named team captain and received All-Conference honors. Coach Hicks finished his college career at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he helped guide the Roadrunners to the NJAC conference playoffs while averaging 18 points per game (led the team). Terry was named team captain and received All-Conference honors as well as surpassing over a 1,000 points in his college career. Coach Hicks started his coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Tennessee Prep Academy out of Memphis, TN and is now entering his second year with The Skill Factory Post Grad Program.

Devin Huffman
Graduate Assistant

Devin is from Norcross, Georgia. He was a point guard at Norcross High for four years and won a GHSA 7A State Championship in 2013. Upon graduation, Devin took his skills and knowledge to Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Oglethorpe, he played for three years before his career was cut short due to injuries. Devin turned his talents from playing to becoming a student assistant men’s basketball coach at Oglethorpe his final season. During this time, he handled normal coaching responsibilities while maintaining his daily academic schedule. In the spring of 2019, Devin graduated with his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in business management. After graduation, Devin continued coaching and training for top level organizations such as Elite Hoops and On the Radar Hoops. Adding to his coaching and training skills, Devin has helped to manage and oversee all levels of operations for different tournament venues throughout the Metro Atlanta communities.

Currently, Devin is working towards his Masters of Science degree in Sports Administration at Georgia State University. In addition to his Masters’ degree work, Devin continues to work as a graduate assistant at The Skill Factory as well as continuing his role as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Oglethorpe University.

Rob Johnson
Head Coach & Program Director
TSF Prep & Post Grad

Coach Rob Johnson is entering his second year as the head coach of The Skill Factory Post Grad program and fourth overall year as a head coach at the prep level. In his time as a Head Coach, he has compiled a record of 84-29, which includes a 34-7 record in his first year at TSF. He has led his teams to impressive feats including the 2016 NACA National Championship, 2017 USA Nationals Prep Championship, 2016 Bull City Classic Championship, and the 2016 Memphis Classic Championship. Individually, Coach Johnson was awarded the 2016 NACA Prep Most Outstanding Coach Award. Coach Rob specializes in skill development for all positions and has sent over 25 players to play college basketball at the D1, D2, JUCO and NAIA level.

James is an alum of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was a career starter on the men’s basketball team where he etched his name throughout his school’s record books and received numerous All-Southern Conference Awards and Academic Honors. James graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He finished his collegiate athletic career a year later in 2003, while completing his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Administration, then moving on to begin his professional basketball career during which he also achieved his MBA in 2005 while playing in Greece.
James has had a long successful career, still playing in his 14th season as of spring 2017. He has been a member of professional teams from 16 different countries and has played games in over 30. He has won 6 championships, 1 MVP and player of the year, four all-star appearances, one all-star 3-point Championship, and a bronze medal as a member of the Dominican Republic National Team. His tenure earned him various NBA mini-camp and summer league invites, and workouts with the Spurs, Nuggets, Raptors, Nets, Knicks, Hawks, and Lakers. Having touched 6 of 7 continents playing, he epitomizes to the fullest what being a Journeyman means.
After gaining a wealth of knowledge from current and former NBA coaches like Gregg Popovich, Phil Jackson, David Fizdale and Dave Joerger, James began to come into his own with training and skill development. During the offseason in 2008, starting with NBA vet Royal Ivey and high school standouts and All-American, Romero Osby and Scotty Hopson, his skill, knowledge, and methodology to training became respected by many and grew from there. Never looking for shine, his hands have factored into the success of many professional players to date, inside and outside the NBA.
James joined The Skill Factory officially at the start of 2017. He topped the year off as lead trainer of a six-week skill development program for professional Chinese team Hebei and assisted in conducting a tryout for another professional team from Hong Kong. Within TSF, he has recently trained current and former NBA players as well as ESPN Top 50 high school seniors.
James resides in the suburban Atlanta area with his wife Jasmin and daughter Aubrey. James is bilingual speaking English and Spanish. He is a co-author of The Journeyman’s Guide, a book teaching players everything they need to know to have a successful professional career. James is also co-founder of My Hoop Journey, a site where the unheard stories of international basketball players come to life. He loves bowling, billiards, drawing and playing cards.
See more of James’ works at JourneymansGuide.com and MyHoopJourney.com

Jacob Morton
Director of Basketball Operations, Prep & Post Grad

Jacob Morton joins The Skill Factory after spending the past year as an assistant coach at Believe Prep Academy in Rock Hill, SC. Prior to his year at Believe Prep, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Bearden HS in Knoxville, TN. While there, their varsity program went a combined 70-7 in two seasons, including the program’s first ever State Championship in 2019.

In his 3 seasons as an assistant coach, he has been fortunate to see 12 student-athletes sign scholarships to play at the next level, including programs such as Florida, Tennessee, UNC-Asheville, and Iona, among others.

Prior to coaching, Jacob spent four years running his skill development business, Pursuit Hoops, while finishing his degree. In addition, he has spent five summers coaching travel ball on the girls’ side with Kentucky Premier. He also spent two summers in Atlanta working with Elite Hoops. Jacob sees his purpose lived out in using basketball to impact young people in, and around, his community.

He is a native of Bristol, TN and graduated with a degree in Marketing from the University of Tennessee in 2019. Outside of hoops, he enjoys music, movies, good food, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Graduated from Harrison High School in 2015
  • Played all 4 years in high school and started 3.
  • Scored 1,000+ career points in high school.
  • Played collegiately at Pfeiffer University and Chattahoochee Tech
  • Assistant Varsity and Freshmen Head Coach at Harrison High School
  • Assistant/Skill Development Coach at Chattahoochee Tech
  • Helped capture a 20 win season and send 11 players to D1, D2, NAIA and JUCO in first year.

After a successful 13 year professional playing career, Coach Ernest goes from being TSF client to TSF coach. Aside from a professional playing career that has taken him to Germany, Greece, Spain, France, and the NBA D-League, Scott has worked at basketball camps at the University of Missouri, Davidson college, and the University of Florida. He has organized and led youth basketball camps, in Birmingham and Chicago, and put together a series of HS exposure camps throughout  Georgia that have led to over a dozen players receiving college scholarships.

Thomas Scott
Director of Pro Player Development

Thomas joined The Skill Factory as the Director of Pro Player Development in 2020 after serving in many roles across the professional basketball landscape. Thomas’ knowledge, experience and network will be instrumental in the growth of our professional services and offerings.

Previous Experience:
BIG3 3 ON 3, 2018-2020
LOS ANGELES LAKERS (NBA), 2014-2016
LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS (NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE), 2013-2014
CANTON CHARGE (NBA DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE), 2011-2013
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (NBA), 2010-2013
NEW ORLEANS HORNETS  (NBA), 2006-2010

  • Joined TSF in 2014
  • Played collegiately at Georgia Southern University
  • Played professionally for five years in Italy, Argentina, Portugal, England & Germany
  • Also works for the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Development program
  • USAB Gold License

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