M14 Hoops was founded by Matt Miller. His love and dedication to bringing basketball into children’s lives shows in how he runs the company and manages his coaches.
Matt Miller is a native of Aurora, Illinois. He attended Granger Middle School and Waubonsie Valley High School. At Waubonsie he was voted All-Area and earned a spot on the City vs Suburbs All-Star Team.
In college, Miller played at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. During that time his Head was Coach Bruce Weber. The assistant coaches were Matt Painter and Chris Lowery. His Southern Illinois University team finished MVC regular session champions. They were 11th seed in the NCAA tournament making it to the Sweet 16. Miller played his final two years at Bellarmine University in Louisville Kentucky. He graduated in 2006. He ranked 5th in school history in assist and won All-Conference/All-Academic honors.
After college Miller signed his first professional basketball contract in the United Kingdom playing for the Manchester Magic. The year that he served as Captain, the Magic won the English Cup Championship and Miller was voted MVP. Since then he has played throughout Europe in Bosnia and Germany. Miller continues to play internationally being a naturalized citizen of 9th ranked Rwanda. He most recently competed in the 2009 FIBA African Club Championships. He won the award for the tournaments best 3-point shooter.
Bobby Catchings was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois. He attended Gregory Middle School and went onto attend Neuqua Valley High School. During his career at Neuqua Bobby was the Daily Herald Player of the Year and an IBCA 1st Team All-State selection.
Catchings attended Eastern Illinois University where he started 105 out of 116 games and posted averages of 11ppg and 5rpg. Bobby signed his first professional contract with Basquet Coruna in Spain’s LEB league. He also attended workouts and tryouts with NBA teams such as the Dallas Mavericks and the Chicago Bulls.
Bobby has been training with M14 for close to four years. He is head of the Evaluation Department and also 1 of 2 lead trainers for all M14 programs. His passion for basketball and training young players is evident every time he steps on the floor. “Preparation is key. Every player on every team will have an opportunity sooner or later. Whether they are prepared for that opportunity is a different story. I am very excited to help each player prepare themselves for their opportunity!”
Born and Raised in Oswego, Illinois, Andrew played high school basketball at Oswego high school for head coach Kevin Schnable. There, he placed 2nd in Class 3A IHSA state playoffs in 2009, amassed over 1,000 points, and has the record for the most assists in a single season.
He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN from 2009-2013. During his college years, he trained with M14Hoops to take his ability to the next level. He started at Point Guard for all four years under head coach Mike DeGeorge. He totaled over 1,000 points at Rhodes College and ended his senior year playing in the Division 3 National All Star game in Salem, VA.
Since finishing his career playing basketball, Coach Galow was the assistant coach at his alma mater, Rhodes College for a season before going overseas to Argentina to pursue teaching and basketball. Since then, he has been an assistant coach for Oswego’s varsity and sophomore basketball teams. Andrew is head of the Private/Team Instruction department for M14hoops as well as one of the Court Leaders for the program. He strives to help young student athletes and hopes they can use basketball as a means to see the world.
Galow states, “The game of basketball has been a vehicle for me all around the world. I have been fortunate enough to see the game through many different perspectives and I am eager to share those ideas with young student-athletes through M14Hoops.”