Willie Ryder is a coach, mentor, and motivational speaker and is passionate about helping others grow and develop. Coach Ryder spent 10 years in the United States Marine Corps and the last 11 years working at Microsoft. “Coach Ryder is amazing with kids” said Dan McGovern “he’s a good match for their eyes and ears…and his patient, encouraging approach works magic with our younger players”. He has over 15 years experience coaching and working with kids in multiple sports. A former middle school basketball coach, Coach Ryder joined the Yes I Can Basketball staff in 2003. Willie is married and has 3 children (2 daughters and a son).