Garner Road Basketball Club – Trainers
Gawon Hyman – Trainer (Staff)
HymanPro Fitness we have learned that keeping players accountable while getting them outside their comfort zones is an effective way to train our athletes. Our system provides players with the basketball skills necessary to excel and to allow the athlete to perform on an elite level.
As a company we take a proactive approach to basketball player development, HymanPro Fitness we practice the skill, improve the skill, and then master the skill in game situations. Our programs are designed to train our athletes a better understanding of the necessary skills to play the game of basketball which involves tangible results by activities using progressive methods of basketball player development. We interview all athletes with parents prior to acceptance into one of our programs, parents and athletes must commit to the program and be willing to put in the work necessary to get better and excel.
Gilbert A.N. Abraham has a burning passion for basketball which has bred long days and nights in the gym. He has specialized skill-sets that include professional training experience and years of development work. Referred to as ‘Coach A,’ by many of his trainees, Abraham founded Akin Athletics, a basketball specific skill development organization.
Abraham has been training players at an elite level for more than 10 years and has worked with several professional players, including: Raymond Felton (Dallas Mavericks), Marvin Williams (Charlotte Hornets) and Kendall Marshall (Milwaukee Bucks).
Additionally, Abraham works a great deal with advanced high school and college athletes. In fact, he trains several players presently playing high-major Division I basketball and two of his high school trainees have recently committed to play in the ACC.
Abraham served as a head assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, strength and conditioning coach and director of skill development, while assisting the day-to-day operations of the Fayetteville State basketball program in several other capacities from 2009-11.
During the 2009-10 season, he helped lead the Broncos to a CIAA championship and a bid to the NCAA tournament. Under his tutelage, L’Oreal Price was named CIAA Tournament MVP and Bahamas Shootout DII Tournament Most Valuable Player; Deja Middleton was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, and Tiffany Haywood set a career-high with 10 double-doubles and was named to the All-CIAA and NCCSIA All-State team.
A graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Abraham earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics with a minor in Creative Writing. Abraham is also an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP), where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration. Abraham credits his academic approach to the game of basketball to his scholastic background. “When learning, a systematic approach helps produce similar and consistent academic results,” Abraham said. “Basketball is no different. “
Abraham and his wife Noelle have three children, Gabriel, Eden and Cielo. The family resides in North Carolina.
Away from the gym, Gilbert enjoys spending time with family, public speaking, poetry, and community service. Abraham is presently training players at the professional/elite level, speaking at clinics, and evaluating talent across the country.