Over 25 years of coaching and playing experience combines with a distinctively European style and a passion for the game. George has been coaching on all levels from 3 year old boys and girls all the way up to professional players. He has been the head coach of teams that has won the Scandinavian Championship for club teams and the largest club tournament in Europe. George knows exactly what to focus on in different ages for the players to reach his/her maximum potential. George is the driving entrepreneurial spirit behind Dream Big Basketball Academy and Holm Improvement. The Swedish Basketball Federation awarded George with the elite coaching certification in 2003. The title is earned by only a handful of coaches in the country who have invested over 2,000 hours studying techniques, strategies and practical applications of the game. A true student of the game, his calm demeanor, attention to detail and depth of knowledge is ideal for Dream Big Basketball Academy. George is currently also coaching a 9th grade AAU Team called Lake Norman Wizards.

about us

We specialize in skills development by providing high quality private lessons, small group workouts, academies, camps and more. Perfect to combine with rec, school or travel team practices. Boys and girls of all ages and skill levels are welcome all year round.
Dream Big. Work Hard. Stay Humble.®

Photo: Per Pettersson

Ny Hammonds, Coach

Welcome to Dream Big Basketball

Hammonds leads her high school in all time assist and scoring. Also is the MVP of the 2008 state championship, becoming the only female to do so in Cabarrus County. She then went to UNC-Charlotte where she made a couple all conference awards. Selected as one of the player making the buzz for the Nancy Lieberman award given to the nation's top point guard. As a junior Hammonds set single season records for assist and minutes played. She finished 8th in the nation for assist per game, was number one for five straight weeks. As a senior she collected back to back triple doubles which has only been done in six times in NCAA history. She is the all time assist leader at UNC-Charlotte. Hammonds has now played two years professionally. First year in Vilnius, Lithuania. First half of the second season in Ivanovo, Russia and ended in Alba, Romania. She is still playing professionally.

Keri Holm (Chaconas), Founder/Coach

Devona Allgood, Coach

Born in Washington, DC, Keri grew up in the Northern Virginia area playing basketball and soccer. It was clear early that Keri had an athletic passion and talent. Years of AAU basketball set the stage for Keri to be a 4 year varsity starter at her high school. A full scholarship to George Mason University. Keri became the all-time leading scorer at GMU, a title she still holds. A.B.S. in Accounting and the read world waiting. Keri chose instead to continue her playing career in Sweden. Four seasons of elite basketball in Sweden and a summer in WNBA with the Washington Mystics, Keri brings wealth of playing experience to Dream Big Basketball Academy. During her lengthy career, Keri has been able to coach, work camps and hold private lessons for youth at all ages and levels. Dream Big Basketball Academy is an exciting venue for Keri to continue to influence and be influenced by the game she loves!
After receiving several honors as a local basketball start at North Mecklenburg High School, Devona Allgood, continued her basketball career as a four-year starter at Princeton University. She assisted Princeton to three Ivy Championship runs, including two perfect 14-0 seasons in league play. As a senior captain, Allgood finished her college career as the No. 12 all-time scorer in school history with, 1,177 points, while also ranking in Priceton's top-10 in: blocks, field-goals made, field goal percentage, games played, rebounds and rebound average. During that year, her team also made school history with its first NCAA Top-25 ranking. 

Allgood extended her basketball career as she played professionally for Telge Basket in Stockholm, Sweden. Injury sent her back home, where she chose to remain and now works as a Civil Engineer for Cole,Jenest & Stone.

George Holm, Founder/Coach