COACHES’ BIOS

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Nick Erskine, Founder and Coach

Coach Nick has nearly 15 years' worth of basketball coaching experience, most of which has been at the high school level in Texas and California. He is passionate about teaching young players the fundamentals of the game, as well as the life lessons that can be learned through basketball. He is also a certificated teacher, which has included teaching at both the public school and homeschool levels.

Earnie Williams, Coach

Coach E., named the 2004-05 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year, played for the University of Texas women’s basketball team from 2005-2010. After playing at UT, Coach E. played professional basketball in several countries. Her basketball coaching experience includes several years’ worth of private training, as well as coaching at the AAU level.

Jamie Johnson, Coach

Coach Jamie has played professional basketball in over 30 states, as well as Mexico and Australia. He currently plays for the Austin Bats. Coach Jamie has several years of coaching experience, and has taken 3 of his 4 most recent teams to national championship games.

Bobby Conley, Coach

Coach Bobby is a former starting guard for the Texas State University Bobcats. An Ohio native, Coach Bobby has been a lead coach for ATX Ballers for several lessons and skills clinics. He has a passion for helping young players develop their games, emphasizing the small details that set young athletes apart from the rest of their competitors.

Jack Montagna, Coach

Coach Jack was an all-region basketball player at Port Aransas High School, and later played for Concordia University (Austin). He has coached at the AAU level in Austin for several years.

Taylor Adams, Coach

Coach Taylor played point guard for Pearland High School in the Greater Houston area and has experience coaching youth basketball. He is passionate about sharing his skills and knowledge with the next generation.

Justin Clark, Coach

Coach Justin was an all-district player at Anderson High School, and later went on to play basketball at UT Tyler. He also has experience coaching at the AAU level, and brings a lot of energy to the young players with whom he coaches.

Danny Burton, Coach

Coach Danny played high school basketball in the basketball-rich state of Indiana. He has experience as a lead coach for previous ATX Ballers Basketball Camps, and is excited to continue coaching during the upcoming seasons because the kids' energy is "infectious and their minds are like sponges."

Derek Kotrla, Coach

Coach Derek attended and played basketball at Liberty Hill High School (about 30 miles northwest of Austin). He went on to The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Kinesiology. He has worked several ATX Ballers skills camps and has a passion for teaching the game he loves.

Cody Jonsen, Coach

Coach Cody is a devoted coach with over twelve years of coaching experience. He has experience as an athletic director, physical education teacher, classroom teacher, and camp director. He hopes to inspire students to be the best version of themselves, and to love being a part of a team.