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OUR STAFF
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The Manzer Way of Training

We are a company that is built on Faith, Responsibility, Teamwork and an insatiable desire to get better. We require that all of our Trainers and employees model the qualities that we want to see demonstrated in our players. We have to be confident, humble, fit, skilled, tough, and unselfish; ready to adjust to whatever challenges may be thrown at us on the court or in life. We’ve got to lead the way with our words and by our actions.

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Patrick Burnett

Director

Director of Operations @ Manzer Basketball Academy Patrick played high school Basketball at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia, PA. He worked as a Student Assistant with Coastal Carolina University Men’s Basketball team from 2001-2005 and Graduated with a Masters in Elementary Education from CCU. Patrick has been with Manzer Basketball Academy since 2012. 

Colin Stevens

Coach

Founder and Skills Trainer @ Manzer Basketball Academy, Colin has spent much of his time building up young men and women through Manzer Basketball.  Colin is also the founder of F2, which focuses developing players on and off the court physically, mentally and spiritually. Colin played collegiate basketball for Coastal Carolina University from 2002-2005 and obtained a bachelor's degree in Psychology  Colin is not only a basketball trainer and coach, but a husband, father, mentor and entrepreneur.

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Nick Izzo

Media and Marketing

Media and Marketing @  Manzer Basketball Academy Coming all the way from the Land of Lincoln, Nick Izzo has continuously been a major factor in the growth of Manzer Basketball. Nick is not only a basketball trainer, but his superior skills in photography and videography continue to surprise us here at Manzer. Izzo  is constantly looking for different ways to make others around him better. 

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Nazair Wilson

Director of
Rising Stars

Skills Trainer @ Manzer Basketball Academy
Nazair is originally from Scotia, SC where he played basketball at Ridgeland Hardeeville High School. Nazair recently graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science. Coach Nazair is a huge piece with what we do to help our players improve their skills.

Cody Moore

Director of
Little Hoopers

Skills Trainer @ Manzer Basketball Academy

From Roanoke, Va, I grew up playing multi-sports. My dad was an official in football and basketball, so I went to games and tournaments when I was not playing. I played JUCO for a season, then walked on at Radford University for a season before knee injuries stopped me from continuing. I graduated with a degree in coaching, health, and human performance. 2nd generation basketball official for three years. Personal trainer for the past ten years outside of basketball. Self-proclaimed chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. 

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Marques Sumner

Director of F2

Skills Trainer @ Manzer Basketball Academy

 Marques Sumner born in Erie, Pa. and was raised in North Augusta, SC. He is a 2015 graduate of North Augusta High School and a 4A All-State selection as a senior, two-time all-region selection, named outstanding player in his region as a senior. He played in the 67th Annual North-South All-Star game and averaged 20 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game as a junior. 

He then went on to spend two seasons at USC-Salkehatchie in Allendale, S.C. where he averaged 10. 6 points and 3.9 rebounds as a freshman while shooting 42.3 percent (66-156) from beyond the arc. He also earned all-region honors as a sophomore after averaging 14.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists per game and shooting 40 percent (62-155) from 3-point range and 74 percent from the free throw line. In his profession career he spent first pro season in TBL with the Houston Push avg 10.5pts, 3.5reb, 3.5 assists . His second season was with the Raleigh Firebirds avg 17.3pts, 5.7reb, & 4.1 assists. 


Marques is the proud father of a son named Josiah & daughter named Kaylani. He has an Associates & Bachelors Degree in Business Management . 

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Jackee Meadows

Director of
Girls Development Program

Skills Trainer @ Manzer Basketball Academy
 

Jackee Meadow's journey in basketball is truly remarkable, transitioning from a collegiate player to a renowned coach and entrepreneur. Beginning with her basketball scholarship at the New York Institute of Technology, Meadow showcased her dedication to both academics and athletics. Her tenure at Oneonta State College further solidified her commitment to excellence, balancing her playing career with her studies in Elementary Education.
 

Earning her Master’s degree in Recreation Administration at Lehman College, City University of New York, Meadow expanded her expertise, paving the way for a tenured career in collegiate athletic administration and as an adjunct professor. Her coaching philosophy, emphasizing team unity and personal development, reflects her dedication to nurturing student-athletes on and off the court.
 

Meadow's coaching career reached new heights during her tenure at Hunter College, where she achieved remarkable success, including multiple conference titles, NCAA Post-Season Tournament appearances, and several Coach of the Year awards. Her impact on the program solidified her status as one of the most successful coaches in school history.

Beyond coaching, Meadow's entrepreneurial spirit led her to establish CoachAbility, a sports consulting company aimed at empowering coaches, student-athletes, and administrators. Through this venture, she continues to share her expertise and passion for player and coach development, leaving a lasting impact on the basketball community.
 

Meadow's journey from coach to entrepreneur showcases her versatility, leadership, and unwavering dedication to the sport of basketball and beyond. Her legacy as a coach and mentor will undoubtedly endure, inspiring future generations of athletes and coaches alike.

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