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MEET OUR STAFF

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR

RONNIE

GRANDISON

Coach Ronnie Grandison has been training and teaching kids basketball in the Cincinnati area for over 20 years. Ronnie is a former NBA player and has played with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks.  He also played NCAA Division 1 Basketball for the University of New Orleans.  At New Orleans, Ronnie led the Privateers to their first Division 1 “Big Dance” tournament appearance and a NCAA Division 1 top 20 ranking.  Ronnie played professionally in the CBA where, in 1994, he was voted Most Valuable Player. He has played basketball all over the world: Spain, Venezuela, the Philippines, Israel, and Australia, and others. Ronnie has a passion for teaching basketball and the principles of life through the game. Ronnie has been married for 26 years and has his own team of 5 children.

Office: 513-605-3836    Cell: 513-325-6388    Email: ronnie@rgbasketball.com

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OPERATIONS MANAGER
TORRY
CORNETT

 

Torry is a native of Columbus Ohio and brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of athletics. Torry received the rare opportunity to play both Division I Football and Basketball. In 2005, he started shooting guard for Prairie View A&M University and later transferred to the University of Cincinnati where he started linebacker in the 2009 Fed Ex Orange Bowl. Torry later played professional football n the German Football League for two seasons.

 

Torry’s athletics administration experience was developed as he spent 5 years working in Higher Education Administration at Mount St. Joseph University for 2 years and 3 years working in the Athletics Department at the University of Cincinnati as the Associate Director of Student Athlete Support Services. Torry also spent time as a high school basketball coach and Director of Athletics at DePaul Cristo Rey High School. In his free time Torry enjoys helping parents get their students recruited for college, the real estate industry, and spending time with his two children and lovely wife.



Office: 513-605-3836    Email: torry@rgsportsacademy.com

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COACH

AUSTIN

PHILLIPS

Austin Phillips’ love for basketball was cultivated at an early age, when he’d watch Cleveland Cavaliers games with his grandfather. Playing in gym leagues increased both his appreciation for the sport and his desire to become more knowledgeable about it – even now, as a coach, Austin considers himself a true student of the game and enjoys sharing what he knows with younger generations. 

A graduate of Lakota East High School, Austin spent two years at the University of Louisville before transferring to UC, where he plans to graduate with a degree in accounting. A true believer in the importance of defense in the game of basketball, Austin’s goal is to one day create his own unique defense that is renowned for shutting down any offensive strategy.

Office: 513-605-3836    Email: austin@rgbasketball.com

BGFIT COACH

BARB

GRANDISON

Barb is the mother of five children and the wife of Ronnie Grandison. She currently runs BG FIT and is the fitness/marketing director at RG Basketball Academy. Barb began her fitness career 35 years ago as an aerobics instructor. She taught aerobics at the world famous Mayo Clinic, was a professional cheerleader, and taught fitness at professional athletes conference. Barb was formerly the owner of Solid Sweat, Inc., the fitness director at Courts of Praise Christian Center, and the aerobics director at International Health Spa. 

 

AFAA certified fitness, kickboxing, indoor spin, and weight room instructor, as well as a certified personal trainer. eCornell certified in plant based nutrition.

myBGFIT.com   Email: BGFIT@ymail.com   Cell: 513-605-3836

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