Meet Our Trainers
Heath Hardin's Bio
Playing / Coaching experinece:
Mr Basketball A at Moore Co
Point guard for state championship team Moore Co
State tournament MVP
Assistant coach Smyrna boys varsity basketball
Current assistant coach at Oackland High girls basketball
Quick Bball Background:
Played point guard since I started basketball career in Jr. Pro at Moore County where my team, the "Mavericks" were Champs of the league. Success continued in Jr. High my 7th grade year, when we went 19-1 ending the year with a tournament championship. In high school, I was brought up from 8th grade and earned the back up point guard position to Senior PG, Chad Tipps, now the Head Coach of Lincoln Co. Falcons Boys Varsity Basketball. From that year, until my Junior year we won 53 straight District games. We were ranked #1 in the state my sophomore and junior seasons. My junior season, we won the first State Championship in school history in ANY sport, and to this day we remain the only state champs. I was State Tournament Most Valuable Player. I was awarded the top honor that year as Mr. Basketball of Tennessee. I traveled the nation in the summers finishing as one of the top teams in the Nationals with the Music City Players. I continued to travel with the Nike Tennessee Travelers to compete against the best players in the Nation. I moved my senior year to Smyrna High School, where I led the team to the Sectional Tournament and 1 game away from the State Tournament. This had never been done in school history in Boys Varsity Basketball. It is still the ONLY banner hanging in the Smyrna Gymnasium for Varsity Boys to this day.
I was also awarded Valedictorian 4.0 GPA at Smyrna.
My father, Herman Hardin, is the Girls' Varsity Coach at Lincoln Country High School.
You need to LOVE what you do, and more importantly "FALL IN LOVE WITH THE EFFORT." In sports or in daily life, you want to be SPECIFIC with what you want to Accomplish, BELIEVE you can accomplish your goal, and NEVER be OUTWORKED. My Confidence has always come from Detailed Preparation. In addition, it is of the utmost importance to have Fun, but who in the world has fun LOSING? Answer: Nobody that I choose to hang around. So, why not strive to be the BEST and have FUN being a Forever Winner in all that you Choose to Do? Now, let's get to work!
Michael Holloway considers himself a basketball teacher. He has a proven record of teaching all aspectsof the game both on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. He has been a well-known skillstrainer and coach in the Middle Tennessee area for the past 12 years. Michael has played and a vital rolein helping to turn the area into one of the most highly recruited for girls’ basketball in the country. Hehas successfully coached high-level “exposure” girls’ basketball with the Tennessee Team Pride- Black program for the last 6 years. Michael has over had over 15 years of experience in studying and teaching the intricate details ofdeveloping the “perfect jumpshot”. Every frame of his unique shooting techniques are “cutting edge”versatile and custom fit for each players’ size and strength level. He has quietly trained and developed some of the best male and female shooters in the area. One of Michaels’ most celebrated basketball accomplishments happened when he was hired for hisfirst professional assistant coaches position in April of 2006. He was able to work and train numerous professional players along side former NBA assistant coach of the Milwaukee Buck, Gerald Oliver. Gerald was an assistant coach under former Bucks and Denver Nugget head coach, George Karl. Michaelhas been able to take that experience and helped teach, train and eventually catapult numerous young men and women into college basketball scholarships all over the country.
A native of St. Louis, MO., Michael is married with two children. He is a college graduate out of Knoxville,TN where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business.
Michael is dedicated to helping young menand women achieve their highest dreams in basketball. He personally knows the amount of work,commitment, and dedication it takes to become a “high level” college or pro prospect.
He takes pride in passing down his knowledge and experience to help assist others in achieving their athletic and personal goals.