Coach Ryan Thornton grew up playing against his dad's varsity team.

He started three years of varsity basketball ended up setting the records at his high school for the most three pointers made and percentage.

He was the team captain of his senior year team that finished runner up in the state of Illinois.

Ryan went on to play two years of divison 1 basketball on a full scholarship at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Bradley Univeristy. He completed his collegiate basketball career as a starter at The University of Illinois at Springfield and set records for most threes in a game (11), most threes in a career and best percentage.

Coach Ryan works at various basketball camps around the country and divides his time with assistant coaching at his local high school.