My name is Rob Fodor aka The Shooting Guy and this is a culmination of my life’s work as it pertains to the sport of Basketball.
I started speaking and doing shooting demonstrations about 25 years ago in Michigan and at basketball camps all across the country. From these lectures and demonstrations, I was able to partner with Hoop Mountain to create Rob Fodor specific shooting camps. I ran these camps for approximately 10 years (primarily in the summer) while helping train players of all levels.
While living in Miami, Florida I became head basketball coach at Ransom Everglades (“RE”), a prominent college preparatory school in South Florida. In conjunction with coaching, I began shooting instruction and player development with players from RE, area high schools, and Mike James of Miami Heat. Through this relationship I was introduced to Erik Spoelstra, then a video coordinator for the team. I have maintained relationship with Erik since. I worked with Mike for two summers before he moved on to the Boston Celtics. I then began to work with Mark Blount who’s best season with Celtics where he was 2nd in the league field goal percentage. I worked with Mark for 5 years as he consistently improved all areas of his game.
Player development is my specialty, but I have also been a long time head coach and assistant in high school. I was the Head Coach for the professional ABA team the Florida PitBulls in 2005. We were the #2 ranked team heading in the the ABA championships until the team dissolved due to financial issues.
I have worked with many players over the years: Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Mike James, Mark Blount, Glen Rice and Raja Bell to name a few. On the woman’s side, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Sue Bird, Jewell Lloyd, Brianna Stewart, and Ruth Riley and the entire Seattle Storm team during my tenure during the 2015 season. I also maintain a current working relationship with all the players on my current team.
I have coached/taught in Norway, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Slovenia, the ABA, WNBA and the NBA. and I had great experiences doing so. I have been gifted with the ability to see the most minute motions at the highest speeds. I have also been a teacher for years and know how to reach different kinds of learners and communicate with them. It is important to be able to communicate on all different levels.
I have the game of Basketball to thank for providing me with an avenue to achieve these things.