MEET OUR STAFF

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

COACH

RONNI

GRANDISON

Coach Ronni is the second daughter of Coach Ronnie Grandison. Following in her father’s footsteps, she developed a passion for basketball at a young age, going on to play varsity for Lakota West High School, and, after graduating, playing Division 1 ball at the University of Massachusetts and New Jersey Institute of Technology. After earning her bachelor’s degree in science, technology, & society, Ronni remained connected to the game through coaching, serving as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Malone University, where she earned her MBA. She hopes to continue coaching, and to help others discover and develop their love for basketball, too. 

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

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

COACH

WYATT

BREWSTER

When Wyatt was 7 years old, he played in his first basketball league—and after just one game, he knew basketball would become a big part of his life. In high school, he was a four-time varsity letterman at Piketon High School, as well as topped 1,000 points scored. Wyatt also was named twice to first team all-conference, first team all-district, and special mention All Ohio. After graduating from high school, he played basketball at the University of Rio Grande for two years where he was awarded academic All River States Conference honor. After Rio Grande, he transferred to the University of Cincinnati, where he is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sports administration. Ultimately, his goal is to be a head coach at the collegiate level.

Office: 513-605-3836    Email: brewstjw@mail.uc.edu

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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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