Patechia “Phat” Hartman
As an athlete, fitness trainer, and coach, I have devoted my life to understanding the limits and the capabilities of the human body and to getting the most out of every moving moment. I was a member of the US National Basketball Team in 2013, in addition to serving as an assistant coach at Tri-Cities High School and currently an assistant coach at Westlake High School. To me, success is impacting lives and ensuring there is forward progress in any athlete with focus on their skill development, basketball IQ as well as exposure.
My basketball career includes over 10 years of professional play with Icelandic Klub Keflavik, Hungary, Serbia, and Taiwan. In addition I was selected as the first pick of the 2011 draft by the WUBA GIE Lady Matrix. Later that season, I was named the MVP of the League and went on to win the WUBA Championship and become the MVP of the WUBA Finals. I was also the Head Coach for Atlanta Metropolitan College. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Georgia State University, graduating in 2006, after playing Division I basketball for the Panthers of Georgia State University, my jersey was later retired. I am also currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Project Management at Strayer University.
In the world of basketball, I am known for my ability to connect with people regardless of their backgrounds. I am a skilled trainer, an expert communicator, and an effective teacher. My clients know exactly what to expect from me when it comes to their basketball education. My approach to the sport is intense and passionate, which results in a high quality teaching experience. I am commited to pushing every athlete beyond their known potential.
Marquis “Keyz” Barnes
Marquis “Keyz” Barnes is a certified personal trainer and expert basketball coach with over five years of experience in helping players bring their game to the next level. Keyz’ approach to fitness integrates healthy living, clean eating, and full-body workouts, ensuring that his clients can maximize their play through all-around wellness. His meal plans, when combined with his training, are guaranteed to generate results—in a fun and effective way.
Long before beginning as a basketball trainer, Keyz was a talented player—with experience playing in Canada, Mexico, and over ten states here in the US. In high school, he played in two championship-winning games in Buffalo, New York. At Gordon State College, he won a ring in 2012s GCAA. In the end, his talent showed in becoming one of the schools’ all-time leading scorers, making the most 3s in one game and most steals in one game, scoring 1000 points in two seasons, leading the nation in scoring, and in being the only player to outscore a team in one half.
Since beginning to coach at age 18, Keyz has worked with the nation’s top pro players and college shooters—as well as the kids who will be the next generation of stars. With his help and guidance, teams have made it to the championships—and won. Today, he works mostly with middle school children to professionals, helping them develop their game the right way and gain lifelong knowledge and skill.
Whether coaching elementary-aged children with the AAU’s Atlanta Select Southside, professional-level women in the Georgia Stampede Women’s Pro team, or simply working camps to help develop technique and flow, Keyz puts his all into training to help others do their best in the world’s best game, basketball.
Talisa Green is the owner and CEO of Certified Hoops Training Center. She has ten years of experience as an NCAA Division I women’s basketball official, and she currently works with nine top NCAA Division I conferences, including the ACC Big 10. On top of that, she has also officiated multiple rounds of the NCAA Division 1 National Championships also known as “The Big Dance”.
As a referee, Talisa has seen it all. She likes to say that she has “the best seat in the house,” witnessing firsthand the talents that young athletes bring to the table and seeing time and again the lack of fundamental skills with which these athletes tend to struggle. She launched the Certified Hoops Training Center in recognition of this issue and in order to give kids a chance to level up their basketball IQ’s, developing their abilities in ways that the high school and AAU teams simply don’t.
Passionate about what we do, our team operates with a high level of enthusiasm that is infectious. We are natural leader