2017 coaching staff
Ron Williams is a Bay Area Native who was raised in Berkeley and Oakland California, and has been on the Bay Area coaching scene for well over 28 years coaching both males and females. Coach Will, or CR, has developed many opportunities for players to play, including running the largest league for high school girls in the state of California boasting 44 teams from across the state. During his tenure at Laney College, Coach Williams and his staff has produced multiple conference championships (5), Multiple state tournament appearances (6), multiple All-State Players (7) including 3 First Team All-State Players.
The core philosophy for Laney College Women’s basketball is to get Better every day, that there is nothing in Life that you can’t bounce back from, and to live to make the next play. Coach Williams has coached boys basketball at Alameda High School, girls basketball at El Cerrito High School, and women’s basketball at San Francisco State prior to coming to Laney College. Coach Williams is the proud Dad of three daughters, Brianni, Shonetta, and Jessica.
Rick Becker, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES
Rick Becker is a NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer. Rick began his athletic training education at Diablo Valley College in 2004 before transferring to Cal State Fullerton where he graduated magna cum laude receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. As a Bay Area native, Rick returned to Northern California in 2014 to begin his Junior College career at DVC before joining Laney College in fall 2017.
As a graduate student at California University, Rick earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science focusing his efforts on rehabilitative sciences and corrective exercise. Rick has a strong focus on manual therapy and a philosophy in treating the whole body, rather than simply addressing the pathology, in the preventative effort to reduce the occurrence of overuse injury related to sport.
Rick’s vision as an athletic trainer is to blend his education and training with clinical expertise, knowledge of current research, and patient expectations to create a pathway providing the best possible health care for the Laney College student-athlete population.