Andre R., Florence, KY Basketball Coach

Andre R.



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Ex Pro basketball player, High school & college coaching exp. I'm here to help athletes improve their skills playing the game of basketball. I'm ready to go to work! View all coaching experience

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  • University of Kentucky (KY)

  • 2 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Center, Guard

  • Rebounding, Shooting, Ball Handling, Moving Without the Ball, Agility, Pick and Roll, Post Moves, Passing, Defense, Footwork, Reading the Floor, Attacking the Rim


  • University of Kentucky (KY)

  • 2 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Center, Guard

  • Rebounding, Shooting, Ball Handling, Moving Without the Ball, Agility, Pick and Roll, Post Moves, Passing, Defense, Footwork, Reading the Floor, Attacking the Rim

More About Coach Andre

I am currently coaching on the high school level. Last season I was assistant men's basketball coach at Uc Clermont for the 2015-2016 season. In previous years I coached two years at the middle school level at heritage academy and at St Paul's catholic school in Florence Kentucky. I also was assistant coach for 2 years of high school AAU basketball with the Tri-state warriors.

I have played basketball for 26 years total. I played high school, college and pro ball overseas. I played 4 yrs at the university of kentucky under Hall of fame coach Rick Pitino. On staff we also had assistant coaches Billy Donovan, Herb Sendek and Jim O'brien. In my four years there we went to two Final 8's, a Final 4 and we lost in a second round game my junior year. I was the all time leader in blocked shots and most shots blocked in a game from 1995 until 2012 & 2013 when those records were broken by Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel. I played pro ball in 6 different countries over an 18 yr period. I have played in Taiwan, Japan, Venezuela, The Dominican Republic, France and Belgium. My team won the championship 8 times, one in venezuela, one in the dominican and 6 times in belgium. I won an MVP award in 2004 in belgium. I played in 2 european competitions as well where you play teams from other countries. They are called the eurocup and euroleague. I was on the team Belgacom spirou from Belgium. I played 11 years in the eurocup and I am currently the all time leader in total rebounds and blocked shots in the competition. I am second for most steals total as well. I played two years in the euroleague which is the highest competition in europe.

I run my sessions by evaluating what the strengths and weaknesses of the player are. Just from going through drills I will see whats there and what needs to be added. Also this is a time to point out any bad habits that the player may have and work on correcting them. I take a european approach with my training meaning I teach my players everything, whether its a guard or a inside player I work with them on developing a total game, not one where you are limited. So for example with an inside player we will work on post moves and other things by the basket but we will also work on dribbling, shooting away from the basket and facing up to the basket and attacking the defense. Thats what I saw from the players in my time in europe thats why I call it the european approach. I run training sessions for athletes of all ages. Both girls and boys. If you want to see if I'm the right trainer for you there's only one way to find out. I'm ready to go to work when you are.

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This is my 8 year old son's third session with coach Andre. His skills are getting better every week. Coach has great patience with him and my son looks forward to each practice. It is definitely a learning process, but we are confident that after some more practices we will see a big difference. I highly recommend Coach Andre

I contacted Coach Andre and told him what my son needed help with him. He went right to work with him on the areas that needed improvement. He pointed out the bad habits my son had developed and showed him how to improve. The practice was intense, but my son is at that level. My son said it was the best workout he has ever had, and when we packed up to come home he said, “I can’t wait to come back next week.”

Coach Andre was great! He worked on all facets of the game with my son. Starting with shooting, then moving to ball handling and post moves, he really helped my son with the skills he needed to work on.

Coach Andre is a great coach. My daughter was a little nervous starting the session and Coach Andre built up her confidence right away. She smiled through the whole session and her skills really improved after one session. Thanks, Coach Andre!

Coach Andre taught me alot in our training!
He also gave me good advice on how to improve! I can't wait to come back

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Great coach gave good tips and tricks That improves my game.

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Today was the first session of my sons training with coach Andre Riddick. Just in one hour session he taught my son a lot of valuable techniques and info. Thanks coach we will be scheduling more sessions.

Gage had his second workout with coach Riddick, it was awesome. He does amazing work with Gage, and has helped him with his confidence! Thanks coach and we look forward to more sessions.

The first session was great...looking forward to many more.

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Coach Andre's sessions quickly and efficiently improved my 7th Grader's skills and fundamentals, and gave him an excellent boost to compete and make the squad. Highly recommend Coach Andre.

We're off to a Great start! Thanks

First session and I saw improvement. Looking forward to seeing my son learn more.

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Coach is the real deal. My son was having some issues with his shot and within 20 minutes, coach had him taking a different stroke and he was dialed in. He really works well with kids and gives them the confidence they need..

Great coach!

Coach Andre has really helped improve my ball handling skills. I can now do new moves that didn't know how to do. He has also helped improve my shooting form. I recommend him to anyone.

Andre is an awesome coach

We hav have only had one lesson so far, but I could see the boys making small adjustments throughout the session that all proved to be beneficial. The boys both enjoyed it and are excited for their next session.

Coach Andre has been great. After one session my young athlete is already more confident, and implementing new skills. Highly recommend.

Only one session so far, but what I see is fantastic!

Very impressed with the 1st workout! Our daughters felt comfortable with Andre! Look forward to him working with our daughters! Thanks Andre!

Coach Andre was excellent! After one lesson I could already see a difference in my son's confidence. He is excited and can't wait for his next session.

Coach Andre is amazing! He really takes the time to understand what works and what need needs improvement. After 2 sessions I can already see a difference.

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Coach Andre was very professional and my daughter is excited to get to her next session. He was helpful in teaching her where she needs help and showing her new techniques to practice.

My son was having fun and at the same time building his confidence while learning the game of basketball.

His support and insight has helped my son grow into a better athlete and this is only after a few sessions.

Coach Andre was a great coach. My kids worked hard and had fun at the same time. Looking forward on working with Coach Andre in the future!

Coach Andre is top notch! He has worked so well with our 14 year old girl in boosting her confidence level, reminding her of why she loves basketball. Her skill set and game improved after just the first session. You can't beat the quality of attention and professionalism Andre brings to coaching. He knew right away how to coach our daughter! Thanks Andre!

This was my son's first practice with Coach Andre. Derrick was nervous at first, but then calmed down and opened up to him. I can tell that Coach Andre is going to be able to help with all the fundamentals. Derrick can't wait to train with Coach again.

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He was on time made my daughter feel comfortable for her first trainer,I would recommend everyone at least try a training session with Andre. It's great when it's a one on one session.

I would would recommend coach Andre to anyone of any age. His attitude and desire to make you better shows throughout your session.

Ben is having a GREAT time and learning lots of wonderful techniques!!

Coach Andre has been great. He answered all my questions promptly, every session he has been on time and prepared and he even contacted me when an extra session opened up, which my son attended. My son is lacking in offensive skills, after a few sessions I can already see an improvement. I highly recommend.

Andre was great...he worked the kids hard and they learned a lot in just one session. We will definitely be signing up for more!

Andre is fantastic! After my son's first session with him, my son said it was the best basketball workout he'd ever had, and that's saying something for as long as he's been playing. Andre is making my son a better player, which is exactly what we were looking for going into high school tryouts.

Coach Riddick coached my 7th grade daughter’s school basketball team this season. He has the perfect demeanor and attitude to coach young players and provided such a positive experience for all of the girls on the team. He did an outstanding job of sharing his basketball knowledge and experiences. My daughter is a much better player after playing for Coach Riddick.
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