Marietta Basketball Coaches

  • Greg Williams – Director of Basketball Operations / Boys Head Coach / Skills Academy Master Coach

    Sport: Basketball

    Favorite Verse:
    Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

    Experience:
    Trained and coached young athletes (boys & girls) 20 + years on techniques, mechanics and the basic fundamentals of basketball to use as the building blocks for developing character, self-esteem, and leadership for our youth on and off the court. • Developed basketball & exposure camps for nearly 20 years and helped numerous (overlooked) athletes obtain college scholarships to D1, D2, NAIA, and Junior Coll• Developed the TMAC APPROACH Bball Camp for retired NBA star Tracy McGrady in 1998. This camp began serving athletes in Auburndale, FL and expanded to Houston, TX. It has helped boys and girls ages 6-18, from FLA, GA, SC, NC, ORE, D.C., TX, Colombia and China. eges.

    Personal Fact:
    Developed the TMAC APPROACH Bball Camp for retired NBA star Tracy McGrady in 1998.

    Why I love to coach:
    I am very excited about coaching with Upward Stars because it is important for me to work in a strong family oriented environment. I want to be involved with an organization that can instill all the necessary values and morals (on and off the court) for all of it's athletes.

  • Roger Haley – Boys Head Coach

    Sport: Basketball

    Favorite Verse:
    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

    Experience:
    • Played basketball, football and baseball throughout high school• Played a year of college basketball• Had great coaches growing up that had a huge impact on my development. To this day, I still call them "coach". I would like to have that type of impact with young men to help them become better people. • My belief is that coaching should be a combination of: o Teaching, Encouragement, Teamwork, Unselfishness, Determination.

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    Why I love to coach:
    I love sports and I love the Lord. Coaching Upward Stars in N. Atl gives me the opportunity to combine both to help young athletes participating in sports.

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    Cortney Mollica - Girls Head Coach

    Sport: Basketball

    Favorite Verse:
    The Lord himself goes before you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

    Experience:
    Head Coach- Pope High School 6th-8th grade girls for 3 years. Head Coach- Cross Over Middle School Basketball for 5 years. Head Coach- East Cobb Attack for 1 year.

    Personal Fact:
    Graduate of Kennesaw State University with a bachelors degree in medical sociology. Currently a case manager working with children and teenagers serving various populations including foster care and human trafficking victims

    Why I love to coach:
    I love coaching for many reasons. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my players as athletes and as individuals. I grew up playing the game of basketball and have such a passion for the sport. I loving igniting that same passion in younger athletes and seeing them reach their goals. However, as much as I love winning games and striving for championships I have to admit that getting to mentor and be there for these young ladies off the court is the best part of the job!

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    Jonathan Tiller – Skills Academy Coach

    Sport: Basketball

    Favorite Verse:
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    Experience:
    Went to Wheeler High School and won a State Championship. • Graduated from the University of Missouri• Played in the elite 8 and was the big 12 DPOY and two time All-Defensive team member. • 7 year Overseas Professional. • All-Dutch team, Dutch League DPOY, All-Dutch Defensive Team

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    Why I love to coach:
    I want to coach with Upward Stars because I love teaching basketball the right way. Fundamentals are a very important key component and should be stressed as such. Also, I have a love for building relationships with the youth. Basketball is only a gateway to bigger things in life. Character and core values are the tools that will allow the next generation to shine bright - on and off the court.