About Coach Ronn

Teaching Basketball in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) 1975

Coach Ronn Wyckoff started playing organized basketball at age 11 on a playground team in Orlando, Florida. He had his first coaching job at age 19, while in college, on a playground in Fresno, California. The coaching bug had bitten. It would become his passion and life-long vocation.

Since those beginnings, Coach Ronn has spent sixty years in basketball, coaching youth basketball up through national teams, and as a player, lecturer, author, court-side commentator, and even refereeing. As an international consultant, his programs have reached hundreds of players and coaches around the world. He coached four national teams and has conducted national player camps. He averaged over 22 ppg, (before the advent of the 3-point line) in his fifteen year playing career. He played for three years in Sweden at the end of his playing career.


Playing in Sweden 1976. I'm the little guy second from right.


Playing in Sweden 1976. Article claims I'm going back to U.S. I stayed until 1979.

In his forty-plus years of coaching, Coach Ronn coached boys, girls, men and women, from the playgrounds to national teams, and his teams won over 70% of their games. The international club teams he coached won over 80%.

Ronn has also been a classroom teacher and spent seven years as an athletic administrator in high schools and with the YMCA.

Teaching youth at Sarasota YMCA 2000.

Ronn and his wife Cindy, a holistic veterinarian, live in Sarasota, FL. He operates Coach Ronn's International Basketball School and is a founding member of the National Basketball Shooters Association.

As a competition free throw shooter, Coach Ronn averages over 96% from the line - in fact, his ebook about FT shooting is titled, "How I shoot Over 96% Free Throws".   In back-to-back years (2010 and 2011) he won the senior free throw shooting championships in both Oregon and Washington.

Now, Coach Ronn has brought his power-packed website, Top Basketball Coaching , loaded with his 1-On-1 Mentoring Program for players and coaches, his basketball teaching books and a 4-hour, 2-disc teaching DVD, to the market place for the benefit of coaches and players around the world!

Coach Ronn may be contacted about lecturing, conducting coaching clinics or parent-child clinics at: coachronnw@cs.com .