Ron Drennen is one of the most successful basketball skills trainers in Western Pennsylvania and now he has hooked up with the region’s most successful girls AAU programs, the Western PA Bruins. Drennen will serve as the organization’s Director of Skills Training and Development and also as a coach for one of the Bruins top teams.

Drennen will develop an offseason training program for Bruins players aimed at the development of skills and fundamentals. He will run youth clinics, have skills sessions, work to educate coaches on training methods as well as do individual training. His focus will be on individual improvement and he will develop age appropriate training programs in order to maximize their impact and success.

“We are always looking to improve as an organization and this is one area I felt we were lacking,” said Western PA Bruins director John Tate. “We want to become a full-service basketball organization that goes just beyond practices and tournaments during the AAU season. I have watched from afar the organization that Ron has built and have been impressed with his diligence and commitment to teaching. His results speak volumes about the quality of his work and we are thrilled to have him come aboard and get started.

“Ron will have a large hand in the continued development of our players and will be an asset in many other areas as well.”

Drennen most recently was the founder and owner of Peak Elite skills training program and Peak Elite AAU. He has trained hundreds of successful players individually over the past five years. He has worked with a number of Bruins players over the years including some of the most successful recent players like Makenna Marisa, Jenna Clark, Kylee Lewandowski, Riley DeRubbo and Journey Thompson.

Drennen is a high school health and physical education teacher at Belle Vernon. He earned his professional certification as a Skill Enhancement Trainer with I’m possible training in 2015 as well. He has built the Peak Elite training brand into one that is both recognizable and well respected.

He is entering his second season as the head varsity girls basketball coach at Belle Vernon high school. He also served as an assistant coach for the Belle Vernon boys program for four seasons prior to his current job.

“I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Bruins organization. This is also an incredible opportunity for me to grow as a coach and a trainer. I am looking forward to working with the talent pool they currently have as well as their coaches and parents.”

Drennen will begin his post July 1st.