Passion, Purpose and knowledge are the things that jump to my mind when I think of Ryan. I have been in basketball for almost 26 years now at the high school level (6 years) and college level (20 years) and I know how eager he is to improve kids and make an impact in their lives. He is creative in his approach, he will learn quickly what needs to be worked on and create ways to improve. He is constantly seeking new ideas and approaches to keep training sessions interesting and demanding. Ryan played in college and has continued to refine his teaching and coaching skills to be the very best at what he does! Each session will have a great focus and purpose! Great demeanor and personality to reach kids and develop a relationship! Ryan Thomas is a high character coach!
Ryan Thomas is the Founder of HoopGrind Basketball and serves as the Director of Player Development. Coach Thomas acquired a passion and a dedication for the game early in life that earned him a scholarship to play college basketball at Concordia University where he played for 2 years before transferring to finish his playing career at division I Central Michigan University.
Coach Thomas has served in many roles around the game including player, coach, athletic director, international skills trainer and more throughout his basketball journey.
Coach Thomas has become one of the most sought out trainers due to his attention to detail, innovation, ability to breakdown the game and teach skills that instill abilities that translate to on court performance. He has helped thousands of athletes from the youth level to the professional ranks around the country.