Program Director, Lead Trainer, Coach

Ryan Kittleson

Contact Information
Phone: (406) 698-6496
rkittleson@thebasketballacademy.com

Personal

Originally from Billings Montana, Ryan moved to Orlando in 2013 as he began coaching and training with TNBA. In his free time he enjoys working out, personal training, golfing, and traveling the world to teach the game of basketball.

  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 195
  • Date of Birth: December 21, 1988
High School

2004-2007 Billings West High School, Billings Montana

Ryan finished his High School Career with a record of 70 wins and 13 losses, never losing a varsity home game at the Golden Dome. As a senior he ranked #1 in the state in assists per game, and free throw percentage.

  • First Team All Conference
  • First Team All State
  • 2007 Montana AA State Champions (21-2)
  • 2007 Montana AA All Tournament Team Selection
  • 2007 Crown Plaza All-Star Team Selection & Champion
  • 2007 Crown Plaza All-Star Mr. Hustle Award Winner
College

2008-2012 Dickinson State University, Dickinson North Dakota

Coach Ryan went from a freshman red-shirt, to a starting point guard and team captain as a senior. It was his job to defend the best perimeter player each game and facilitate his team’s offense. He took pride in getting better each day and being the hardest worker on the floor.

  • Played for Head Coach Ty Orton
  • Starting Point Guard
  • Team Captain as a Senior
  • 4 Time NAIA Conference Runner-Up
Professional Career

A graduate of Dickinson State University, Coach Ryan Kittleson received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science. After completing school, he accepted the Assistant Men’s Basketball coaching position at Dickinson State. Prior to graduation, Ryan worked with various summer clinics, camps, and training programs with groups of all ages across the Mid-Western states. Since moving to Orlando in 2013, Ryan has had the opportunity to train youth basketball teams from across the world. He has worked with teams from over 25 countries around the globe, and traveled to places such as France, Spain, Belgium, & Senegal to work with players of all ages and skill levels. Coach Ryan has also worked alongside several professional athletes including Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Chandler Parsons, Kyle O’Quinn, Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw.

Charities

Help-side Foundation, a non-profit founded by the owners of TNBA is sent in place to help young basketball players to raise money to deliver basketball opportunities to those who may be in a touch socioeconomic situation and help young men and women out of at risk situations.