Coach Mike Robertson is the President and founder of ATX Knights Basketball. He has committed himself to impacting the community and enriching the lives of children through athletics. He is dedicated to building healthy and active lifestyles in our youth through fitness and athletic competition. Mike is a certified Youth Fitness Trainer (YFT) who has more than 9 years of coaching experience in youth sports. He has proven success in coaching AAU and select level programs in youth basketball, football and track & field including a Youth Basketball National Championship in 2015 at the All American Sports National Championships. Coach Mike is also the current High School Varsity Basketball Coach at Veritas Academy.
Mike has participated in competitive sports for more than 12 years. He believes in sports education and has a passion for passing on his knowledge through his coaching and training. Mike has multiple certifications specific to youth sports development, health & fitness and youth sports safety. His accomplishments come from highly accredited and internationally recognized organizations such as International Sports Science Association (ISSA), International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA), National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS) and National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). Coach Mike is also an “I’m Possible” certified Coach and Trainer!
Coach Dwayne Bryant Dwayne is new to the Austin area. He’s played and coached for more than 35 years and have successfully run his own girls program in the DC area for more than 10 years.
“With an outstanding background as a High School, College and Professional Basketball Player and over 20 years of experience as a coach and basketball trainer, Coach Bryant brings his passion, love and expertise to the ATX Knights Basketball Academy.
Coach Bryant is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where he was a two-time All-Met player in 1985 and 1986. In his senior season he was the City of New Orleans All-Met Player of the year and the Louisiana State Player of the Year. He also led his De La Salle Cavaliers high school team to an impressive 40-1 record and the Louisiana State Title where he was named the Louisiana State Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Coach Bryant was one of the most decorated high school basketball players in the history of the state of Louisiana. He was named to the McDonald’s, Parade Magazine and Streets and Smith High School First Team All-American. He was ranked as the #1 Point Guard in the country and one of the top five players in the country when he graduated high school in 1986.
After an outstanding high school career, Coach Bryant accepted a scholarship to attend and play basketball at Georgetown University for Hall of Fame coach John Thompson. While at Georgetown, he was one of a hand full of players who started all four years. He was a two-time team captain and was awarded the Coach’s Award and Most Outstanding Defensive player award in his Junior season and the Captain’s Award in his senior Season. Coach Bryant was the Hoyas all-time leader in assist, and three-point shooting when he graduated in 1990. He was also second in the school’s history in steals. He is ranked number 47 out of 100 all-time in Georgetown Basketball history and he is currently ranked in the top ten all time in assists (#3) Steals (#9) and three-point field goal percentage (#2). In his final season at Georgetown, he was named Third Team all Big East.
After College, Coach Bryant went to the San Antonio Spurs as a rookie free agent Point Guard. After the Spurs tryout, Coach Bryant decided to play professionally in South America, Europe, and Canada for a total of three seasons before deciding to become a teacher and a coach. He coached high school basketball for over 20 years and coached more than 35 players who played college basketball at the DI, DII, and DIII levels including Roy Hibbert (Georgetown University/Indiana Pacers/LA Lakers, Davis Nwankwo (Vanderbilt) Aris Williams (Valporaso/South Florida), Markel Starks (Georgetown University), Robert Olson (Loyola University), Taylor Abt (Holy Cross) Aaron Bond (Davidson), Garvey Young (University of Vermont) to name a few.
As a coach and trainer, Coach Bryant’s puts a great deal of emphasis on skill development. No matter what position you play, Coach Bryant’s knowledge of the game and his ability to teach each position will help you become a better player. His knowledge, experience, and approach has made him one of the premier coaches and trainers in the state of Texas and he’s now part of our ATX family.
Coach Gabe Martin was born and raised in Wichita, KS where he fell in love with the game of basketball. He was a staple on the local courts there where he made a name for himself as one of the top high school prospects in the state. He played 3 of his 4 years in high school on the Varsity level where he lettered and became a 2 time first team All-State Player and a McDonald’s All American Nominee. Gabe then moved to Virginia where he played for the University of Liberty earning Freshman of the year honors and helping them to a conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA tournament. He also spent some time on the court at Binghamton University.
After completing his college career, Gabe went on to play professionally for eight (8) successful years in Europe. He played in countries such as Portugal, Germany as well as Egypt and Czech Republic.
When his playing days were over Coach Gabe moved to the Austin, TX. area to raise his family. He joined the ATX program in 2013 where he was excited about pursuing his lifelong dream of coaching and working with young athletes.
Coach Gabe is the current coach of the ATX Knights Premier 2022 team. They have grown rapidly over the past 3 seasons under Coach Gabe’s leadership finishing in 8th place at the All American Sports National Championships in 2015 and in 6th place at the Prime Time Sports National Championships in 2016. Coach Gabe is also a certified trainer with the ATX Knights Basketball Program!
Originally from Houston, TX, Coach Chris Paige brings five (5) years of coaching experience to the ATX Knights Basketball Academy. He began his college career playing Division I basketball at Nicholls State University and after three seasons he transferred and finished his senior year at the University of Arkansas in Monticello. Chris graduated in 2010 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Coach Chris has also been coaching for the past 4 years at Regents School of Austin as the Head 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach. Coach Chris is very excited to continue developing the youth in the Austin area.
In his third season as a Knights coach, Nate Weyand brings enthusiasm and experience to our organization. Coach Weyand was a high school standout at Dunedin High School and Suncoast AAU in Florida, a state champion and played in several national tournaments in the early days of the AAU organization. He went on to play at NCAA Division II Carson-Newman University in Tennessee. As a small forward during his collegiate career, Coach Weyand has an appreciation for the post position and rebounding, but also focuses heavily on shooting technique and footwork at the developmental level.
Coach Harkey has over 18 years of basketball coaching experience. Coach Harkey spent 18 years in Michigan where he was a teacher/coach at Marshall High School in Marshall MI. Coach Harkey has coached all age groups from 1st grade through high school and both boys and girls. Coach Harkey was very active in the local community where he volunteered many hours organizing and running camps, clinics, and youth programs in basketball and soccer.
In 2010 Coach Harkey started the ACB Girls Travel Basketball Program for girls in and around the Marshall area. In the 6 years as director and head coach his teams accomplished the following:
– won the 2010 State AAU Division 2 Michigan State Tournament
– won the 2011 AYBT Nationals Championships in Ft Wayne, IN
– were finalists at the 2011 Junior Nationals Tournament in Toledo, Ohio,
– finished 3rd at the 2012 AAU Division 1 Michigan State Tournament
– were semi-finalists at the 2014 Junior Nationals Tournament in Toledo, Ohio
– In 2016 four of Coach Harkey’s ACB players were starters on the Marshall High School Class B state title
Coach Harkey was also head coach of the Marshall High School girls’ soccer team. Coach Harkey’s team made it to the state quarterfinals 4 years in a row from 2011-2014, was ranked in the state top 10 for 5 straight 2010-2014, and won the state team all-academic award for 7 straight years 2008-2014. Coach Harkey also received the District coach of the year award from 2011-2014.
Coach Harkey was born in England, grew up in Charlotte NC, and moved to Houston in 1977. Coach Harkey is a graduate from University of Texas in Austin where he received his BBA in Accounting in 1984. Coach Harkey received his teaching certification from Western Michigan University in 2001. Coach Harkey returned to Austin in 2014 and has one daughter, a sophomore at Texas State University.