Coach Profile: Ryan Van Zelst

Ryan Van Zelst


Coaching Position:
York College (York, PA)
NCAA Division III
1st Season as Assistant Coach

Twitter: @CoachRyanVZ

What are some of your most memorable basketball experiences?
Playing in the Philadelphia Catholic League and then at Albright College gave me the opportunity to play with great teammates and prepared me to be a coach. While at Albright, we traveled to Spain to play some games, and that is something I’ll never forget.

Mentor as a Coach: Matt Hunter and Rick Sabol

What is your philosophy as a coach?
I think teams should play fast but remain under control using a read and react half court offense. Defensively, it is important to make adjustments to whatever is necessary to win given personnel match ups.

What are you looking forward to about coaching at Hoop Group Elite?
Working with other great coaches and learning from one another, as well as being able to teach young players the things that I’ve learned as a player in order to help them improve.

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