(304) 741-1361
(304) 346-8262 facsimile
Motivational Speaker
Travels From
Morgantown, WV
There are no free lunches. Quit complaining and make it happen.
Personal Growth
Overcoming Adversity
Physical Fitness
Life Skills
Goal Setting
Time Management






Bill Ryczaj (Rich-eye) believes in young people and works hard for them to realize their potential.  He has spoken to over 200,000.  His clients include, but are not limited to schools, sports camps, and organizations. 

When Bill speaks, he is enthusiastic, energetic, and entertaining.  His focus is on setting and meeting goals.  Bill does this by sharing stories and anecdotes that he has acquired through nearly 50 years of work experience in athletics, business, and higher education.  

Bill grew up in a blue collar environment in western Pennsylvania.  His athletic ability and strong work ethics led to countless colleges recruiting him.  He chose West Virginia University (WVU), on a basketball scholarship and earned two degrees; a BA in Journalism and a MS in Physical Education. 

Virginia is where Bill started teaching & coaching. Soon thereafter, he accepted assistant coaching positions at WVU and later at Southern Methodist University (SMU).  While at SMU, he recruited the #1 class in the Southwest Conference.

Bill took his coaching success to the sporting goods industry.  After various executive positions with Bike Athletic Company and Russell Athletics; Bill concluded his corporate career as Vice President of International and Domestic Marketing and Sales with Schutt Sports Group.

Bill came back to WVU as Special Assistant to the President.  While there his focus was on community relations, motivational speaking, and student recruitment.

In addition to motivational speaking, Bill is currently working on a book:  Keep Moving…Don’t Look Back.

Bill has been inducted into the Elizabeth Forward High School Hall of Fame and the Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

Focuses On:

  • How to motivate students and athletes to succeed using the 3P’s:  Positive Attitude, Perseverance, and Passion.

  • Keynote speaker for all organizations.  Focusing on life skills and motivating people with stories of success.

  • Setting goals & time management


Book This Speaker
Similar Speakers
Wes Lyons,
Former NFL Player, Author, and Motivational Speaker
Don Nehlen, Former WVU Football Coach

Hoppy Kercheval, MetroNews Talkline Host & WV Broadcaster of the Year 2004

Tony Caridi, the play-by-play voice of the WVU Mountaineers and 3 time WV Sportscaster of the Year

Joe Parsons, Vice President and General Manager, MetroNews Radio and Television Network
Speaker fees may vary by length of speech, travel, etc. Generally, travel and lodging costs are above the keynote fee. Please call (304) 741-1361 or Contact Us for more information on booking one of our premier speakers.