Coaches

Ronnie Elliott

Founder of RCE Skills Academy

Coach Ronnie is a graduate of Duke University.  Where he was a 4 year letterman and 2-year Team Captain of the Football Team.  As a Wide-Receiver and Kick Returner Ronnie was awarded All-ACC Honors as a true freshman.  He played all 4 years at Duke before graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology.  Coach Ronnie is currently completing his Masters in Sports Management.  Heralded as one of the top trainers in the Southeast.  Coach Ronnie has developed a reputation for developing players through fundamentals, hard work and discipline.  As a player Ronnie played point guard on his AAU, Middle School and High School basketball teams.  He was the starting quarterback on his Middle School team.  He started quarterback on the High School Varsity team for 4 years.  Coach Ronnie was the 1998 Junior Olympic Gold Medalist and is still #2 All-Time for AHSAA in the 400m Dash.  As a trainer he has worked with Basketball and Football players on every level.  NBA, NFL, NCAAM, NCAAF and High School.  Coach Ronnie believes his niche is bringing that level of experience to the Developmental phase of youth sports.  This level of knowledge and experience allows players to get an advanced start in their career.  Each program is designed to build the skills that players will be using throughout their career.  Coach Ronnie has directed over 30 Camps in the past 2 years, with over 700 camp participants.  These camps have taken place in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.  As the former Director of Nike Basketball Camps.  Ronnie brings the knowledge, experience and systems that are used at the top camps in the country.  His unique skill set makes him one of the Top trainers in the Southeast.

Coach Mike Mercer

Coach Mike is a former collegiate and professional basketball player that was born in Anaheim, California. He later moved to Atlanta, Georgia and attended South Gwinnett high school where he got the opportunity to play alongside Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers. He was able to help lead his team to a class 5A state championship in 2003. After high school, coach attended the university of Georgia where he lead his team in both points and assist as a freshman. He later transferred to the University of South Florida where he graduated with a degree in criminology. Shortly after earning his degree, coach Mike went on to play professional basketball overseas. He played in 6 different countries over a 5 year span. While playing in Australia coach Mike averaged 21 points 5 assists and 4 rebounds per game earning him all SEABL first team as well as MVP honors. Coach Mike is devoted husband to Adreana and father to Mj and Ivy Mercer. His experience playing at the highest level and his passion for the game is what makes him one of the best trainers in the southeast.

– SEABL MVP (2014)- Australia
– All-SEABL first team (2013 & 2014)- Australia
– Mike Mercer basketball clinic (2013)- Australia
– Halifax Rainmen youth clinic (2011)- Canada
– Basketball Beyond Borders camp(2010)-China
– B.S in Criminology- South Florida (2010)
– Freshman first team All-SEC (2006)

– Jordan Classic All-American game (2005)
– 4th team Parade All-American (2005)
– 22nd ranked player in class of 2005 (rivals.com)
– 5th ranked point guard in class of 2005 (rivals.com)
– First team All-State (2003-2005)
– Class 5A state champion (2003)