MEET THE TEAM

 

Ryan VanLieu: Co-Owner/Professional trainer

  • AAS Degree in Sports Management from SCCC
  • Owner/Director of Training for GymRatz Performance since 2014
  • Led an on-the-court demonstration at the Annual BCANY Coaches Convention
  • Traveled to Sweden to train Alvik Basket Club Teams
  • OrlandoHoops Inc. Professional Trainer, Head Coach, Skill Development Expert 
  • Worked with NBA and Professional Athletes Chandler Parsons, DeShawn Stevenson, Dwight Howard, Jennifer George, Taurean Greene, Kendrick Perry and many more. 
  • Led Groups, Camps and Clinics up and down the East Coast during 2014 East Coast Tour
  • Skill Development & Conditioning Coach for Trinity Prep School in Orlando, FL 
  • Head Coach for T-Hoops, an elite youth basketball team in Orlando, FL
  • Sullivan County Community College Skill Development Coach, Student Assistant Coach 
  • Scheduled, Planned and Executed individually tailored workout plans for the #1 Nationally Ranked NJCAA III Men’s Basketball Program (SUNY Sullivan Generals) 
  • Trained several high-school athletes beginning in Sophomore Year of High School. Two athletes went on to be the all-time leading scorers in their school history while another finished in the top 5. All three athletes broke the 1,000 point mark, combined for four Section IX Championships and went on to play at the Collegiate and Professional levels 
  • Modified Head Coach for Liberty High School 
  • Assistant Coach for the 2011 Tri-Valley Girls Section IX Champions. 

DUSTIN VANLIEU: Co-Owner/professional trainer

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix
  • Owner/Director of Operations for GymRatz Performance since 2014
  • Head Coach of Lady Ratz 12U Elite, finishing 2nd in 2017 ZG Nationals
  • Lady Ratz and New York Ratz AAU Basketball Director
  • General Manager for CJPB Professional Basketball Team
  • Professional Basketball Player for the CJPB Cyclones Tour Team 
  • Professional Basketball Trainer Intern, Speed & Agility Specialist, Marketing Coordinator, Office Manager for OrlandoHoops Inc.
  • Coaches Award from SUNY Sullivan, playing alongside Cleanthony Early (New York Knicks) 
  • Team Captain of SUNY Cobleskill Sophomore Year of College 
  • 5-year Varsity Starter and All-Time leading scorer in Tri-Valley School History with 1,600 career points 
  • Led the 2006-07 team to the first Section IX Championship in School History, leading the team in scoring during the state playoffs on a team featuring John Merchant III (Current Professional Basketball Player)

JOHN MERCHANT: GYMRATZ TRAINER, Professional Basketball Player

ERIC BLOCK: GYMRATZ TRAINER

SAMANTHA SANTIAGO: SPEED & AGILITY EXPERT

Introducing our Spring 2017 Lady Ratz Coaching Staff:

Kyle Humphrey: Head Coach

  • 2nd all-time leading scorer in Tri-Valley HS (behind Coach D)

  • Has College playing experience at SUNY Sullivan where he was a part of a roster that was ranked #1 nationally at the JUCO level

  • Has studied underneath both Orlando Hoops (Where Coach D and Ryan interned and became trainers) as well as learned from GymRatz while training with us for the last year to learn our methodologies

  • Most recently led the Tri-Valley Varsity Boys to a Section 9 playoff appearance

  • Relocated to NYC to help develop a basketball program before earning the Head Coaching position with our Lady Ratz Organization

raven pentz: Coach/assistant coach

  • 4 Year College standout for SUNY Old Westbury.  Recently helped lead her team as a senior to the Skyline Conference Championship where she was awarded MVP of the tournament

  • Graduating this spring, she will be coming on to lead our younger AAU teams as well as offer skill-development training to those players

  • Currently the Recruiting Lead/Head Assistant Coach for CUNY John Jay College where she specializes in skill enhancement at the collegiate level

Jackie Layng: Assistant Coach

  • Former Warwick High School Girls Basketball standout
  • Currently playing Division 2 Basketball at Saint Leo University in Florida

 


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