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Jermaine O'Neal

CEO and Founder of Drive Nation, O'Neal was the youngest player drafted in the 1996 NBA Draft. Throughout his 18 year career, South Carolina's Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year (1996) was one of the premier big men in the league. In his eight seasons with the Indiana Pacers, he was voted an NBA All-Star six times from 2002-07, made the All-NBA teams four times, and was voted the NBA Most Improved Player in the 2003-04 season. He holds the franchise record for most blocks in a game (10) and in a season (228). O'Neal was also a spokesperson for Nike Basketball, endorsing 6 signature shoes and the 25th anniversary of the Air Force 1.

Career Accomplishments

O'Neal is married to Mesha and has two children, a son, Jermaine Jr. and a daughter, Asjia.

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Tim Grover

To be the best, whether in sports or business or any other aspect of life, it’s never enough to just get to the top; you have to stay there, and then you have to climb higher, because there’s always someone right behind you trying to catch up. Most people are willing to settle for “good enough.” But if you want to be unstoppable, those words mean nothing to you. Being the best means engineering your life so you never stop until you get what you want, and then you keep going until you get what’s next. And then you go for even more.

“I consider Tim Grover to be SECOND TO NONE in his knowledge of sports training, and an invaluable part of my training program.”
–Michael Jordan

Since 1989 when Tim Grover began working with Michael Jordan, ATTACK Athletics has set the standard for elite training and excellence in sports performance worldwide. Internationally-renowned for his work with Hall-of-Famers and champions such as Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of other superstars from all sports, he is the unparalleled preeminent authority on the science and art of achieving physical and mental dominance.

“Tim Grover is the master of mental toughness, discovering what you’re capable of achieving, getting results you never imagined reaching the highest level of success—and then going even higher.”
–Kobe Bryant

Famed for his legendary success in conditioning and rehabbing elite athletes, Tim travels the world training, consulting, and speaking about the principles of relentless drive and mental toughness to athletes, coaches, business leaders… achievers in any area who want to know how the best can get better in anything they do.

“The guys who come to Tim know he can take them to the next level, and show them how to be the best at whatever they do, just as he has done for me. I have unbelievable trust and faith in him.”
–Dwyane Wade

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Tim Martin

A native of Dallas, Texas, Tim comes from a family of several former NBA players (Jason and Jeryl Sasser) and has worked out and with some of the most elite players and coaches in the league including NBA All-Stars Josh Howard, Devin Harris, NBA Champion Corey Brewer, Brooklyn Nets Trevor Booker, NFL Terrell Owens and Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans among others. Tim has become the youngest coach in the country (29yrs old) to coach a NIKE EYBL 17U team. Having coach and trained both Dallas area Nike EYBL AAU teams in Pro Skills and RM5 (Mo Williams) team has coached 6 McDonalds All Americans in the last 3 years and has a record of 29-3.  Tim has also been featured in Dime Magazine, Slam Magazine, Complex Magazine , Sporting News and Washington Post.

Through the years, he has learned from professional coaches such as Coach of the Year and Hall of Famer Larry Brown, Del Harris, John Lucas, Nancy Lieberman, and many more. Tim has traveled around the world to use his teaching methods to make players better. He has shared his expertise in the form of player development for the NBA D-League Texas Legends among other international European teams. Tim’s in-depth and intense workouts have drawn interest from over 1,150 players from all levels that use his workouts to reach their maximum potential.
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God Shammgod

God Shammgod is known for his crossover dribble. He has been called by NBA luminaries as one of the best handles they've ever seen. Kobe Bryant to this day credits Shammgod as teaching him his crossover dribble. His professional career highlights include The Washington Wizards, and a 10-year career overseas (including China and Saudi Arabia). He is currently the developmental coach for the Dallas Mavericks.

Born God Shammgod in Brooklyn, New York, he moved to Harlem at 12-years old. Shammgod loved basketball. He spent nearly every day practicing dribbling and the art of ball handling. This is how he perfected a routine, that soon became his signature.

The great Tiny Archibald always told him, "If you can dribble, you’ll always have a position on the team,” Yes, this was that Tiny Archibald, the 6-foot-1 basketball Hall of Famer who once led the NBA in scoring and assists in the same season. Archibald coached Shammgod’s team in the 8th grade at Harlem’s P.S. 175.

He attended La Salle Academy which hosted one of the best high school basketball programs in the country. He was named to the McDonalds All-American team and attended Providence college.

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Tony Walters

Tony Walters grew up and played for Duncanville High school where he was a 2 year varsity letterman. After graduating high school, he attended Xavier University in New Orleans and earned his degree in Business Management.

Beyond college, Coach Tony stayed close to the game of basketball by coaching and volunteering youth basketball. Coach Tony now has more than 15 years of experience in youth basketball training and coaching from elementary to college ages. Coach Tony has also been responsible for 2 AAU programs before bringing his sons Trey and Trenton to Jermaine Oneal's Drive Nation program.

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Ed King

Coach Ed King grew up in Fort Worth, Texas where he attended Western Hills High School.  Coach King was a 3 year varsity letterman while at Western Hills.  Coach King then went on to play collegiate basketball at Texas A&M-Commerce in Commerce, TX where he earned his degree in Education.

Coach King has 7 years of head coaching experience at the high school level along with 2 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level.  Coach King has a total of 14 years coaching experience and is very excited to bring his experience to Drive Nation.

Coach King is married to his wife Kenisha King and they have two beautiful children named Warren and Morgan.

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Aaron McGhee

Aaron McGhee started his career at Cincinnati, where he played the 1998-99 season and averaged 2.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 30 games. He left Cincinnati to become a first-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American in 1999-00 at Vincennes (Ind.) University where he averaged 26.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.6 blocked shots per contest. Was named MVP of the 2000 NJCAA national tournament when he averaged 34.5 points per game as Vincennes went 32-5 and placed fifth in the national tournament. Set a Vincennes single-season scoring record (874 points).

McGhee transferred to the University of Oklahoma, where he averaged 16 ppg and 7.7 rpg in his senior year at Oklahoma. He was noted for being one of the top reasons why OU reached the final four in that year. In five NCAA tournament games, he averaged 21.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. He had 26 points and 12 rebounds in their first round win against Illinois-Chicago, then followed it up with 25, 21 and 15 points against Xavier, Arizona and Missouri respectively. He had 22 points and 8 boards in a losing effort in the National Semis against Indiana. Overall in his senior year, he had a total of 13 doubles doubles, only second behind current Los Angeles Clippers forward Drew Gooden. He ranked 6th in the big 12 in scoring and 5th in rebounding.

Aaron averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds a game for his college career. He was left undrafted at the 2002 NBA draft despite being the MVP in Portsmouth pre-draft camp.

In September 2014, McGhee signed with Sigal Prishtina,[1]but in November 2014, he left the club.[2]Later that month he moved to South Korea and signed with Anyang KGC. In March 2015, he signed with Vaqueros de Bayamón of the Puerto Rican Baloncesto Superior Nacional.

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Russ Deck

High School Basketball, Temple City CA.

College Basketball, Merritt College Oakland CA.

 

2005-2007 Founded P&D Basketball League and Skills Training in Garland Tx. (Salvation Army Collaboration)

2008-2010 Recruited, Coached and trained a very competitive AAU Girls team “Lady Heat”

2011-Present Working with Greg Buckner/Andre Buckner and the Higher Goals Organization.

From 2005 till now I have been a Coach and Key skills trainer for 1000’s of individuals, skill levels ranging from beginner to Elite. Traveled around the Country competing for multiple National Tournaments, AAU Nat top 10 twice..Primetime Nat top 3, 3 times..MAYB Nat..(5th grade and 6th grade Girls Back to Back Champs). I have worked with ages child to adult! Beginner to Overseas level..

Worked with……..

  • Nancy Lieberman Camps 2011-2016
  • Kenyon Martin Camps 2015-2016
  • Josh Howard Camps 2014-2016
  • Push Athletics Trainer 2015-Present w/ Max Reese 9-year WNBA Vet
  • Tim Martin & The Association
  • Adrian Mercado/UTLB..numerous others etc…