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
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
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
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
came back to WVU as Special Assistant to the President.
While there his focus was on community relations,
motivational speaking, and student recruitment.
addition to motivational speaking, Bill is currently
working on a book: Keep Moving…Don’t Look Back.
has been inducted into the Elizabeth Forward High School
Hall of Fame and the Mon Valley Sports Hall of Fame.
How to motivate students and athletes to succeed
using the 3P’s: Positive Attitude, Perseverance,
Keynote speaker for all organizations. Focusing on
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