Coach Andre began playing basketball at age five and eventually found himself as a three-year varsity player at Moreno Valley High School. Putting up significant stats each game, he set the high school record for steals and achieved a triple-double in the same game. Andre went on to play basketball at Mira Costa College in Oceanside. While there, he averaged 14 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game. Andre accepted an offer at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, where he suffered a first-season lower back injury, cutting his season short. Through faith and hard work, he rehabilitated and went on to play for the ABA Orange County Gladiators, Carson Buzz (now Maywood Buzz) and San Diego Sol. In 2009, he played in Italy for the San Bernadette del Toronto Dragons after playing on a USA Select Tour Team. Coach Andre loves teaching basketball and is extremely passionate about the game. His goal is to help each player he encounters at Team Nikos become the best they can be…no matter their age, size or skill level.