Profile info on our School Holiday Coaching Clinic Staff
Now in his 50’s well known and respected American born Ricky Simpson played US Collegiate basketball as an athletic point guard before leaving to pursue his career in Australia.
Ricky started his NBL career with Newcastle Falcons in 1986. Then Played for the Hobart Devils in 1989-1990. In between these dates Ricky Simpson and Al Green managed to play a charity match here in Whyalla as imports for a Brorowa V Spartans match.
Ricky’s biggest Australian Claim to fame was in the ABL(league below the NBL) where he played and coached for Woodville Warriors and the Central Districts Lions, winning an ABL title in 2000 and ABL Coach of the year that year.
Ricky's passion has always been coaching for which his has filled numerous roles at all levels.
In 2017 CENTRAL Districts Basketball Club appointed Ricky Simpson as coach of their Premier League men side. His program involves not just the Premier League, but the reserves and the under 23s.
Ricky is also currently the Courts Manager of the Gawler Starplex complex in Adelaide which is the home of the Central District Lions.