Staff & Trainers

Ronnie Drennen, Director of Skills & Development

As Director of Skills Training and Development, Ron Drennen runs youth clinics, leads skills sessions and educates coaches on innovative training methods. His focus is on developing age appropriate training programs in order to maximize their impact and success. A certified I’m Possible Skill Enhancement Trainer for over five years, Ron brings unique and proprietary curriculum and training methods to the Bruins School.

Ronnie has trained some of the best male and female athletes in Western PA, both in group settings and individually. He has worked with clubs such as Tarheels AAU, PK Flash AAU and Caveman AAU, and as owner of Peak Elite Skills Training, has trained over 75 youth athletes. He is Belle Vernon’s Head Varsity Girls basketball coach and was named MVI Coach of the Year in his first year as a head coach.

  • Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Belle Vernon Area
  • I’m Possible Skill Enhancement Trainer
  • USA Gold License Coach
  • Owner of Peak Elite Skills Training
  • Bachelor’s in Health & Physical Science
  • Currently pursuing Master’s in Exercise Science
  • College Player (Point Park University)

Ron has trained a number of Bruins players, including some of the most successful recent players. Take a look at some of the training session players and photos.

Maeve Gallagher, Trainer

Maeve Gallagher previously served as W&J’s assistant coach from 2015-18 before joining the coaching staff at Division I Longwood University for the 2018-19 season. Maeve was responsible for player development, coaching the point guards during her stint as a Lancer. Maeve return to W&J this season under Jina DeRubbo.

In addition to her college coaching resume, Gallagher has also assisted with a variety of camps, including serving as the individual camp director at the United States Naval Academy where she oversaw a group over 125 campers. She also assisted with camps at Washington & Jefferson and University of Virginia.

During her time at Point Park, Gallagher was a starter and captain on the women’s basketball team, started and captained all four years on the women’s soccer team, and played softball. In basketball, she led the Pioneers to the 2012 AMC Conference Championship and the 2013 KIAC Conference Championship.

Gallagher received her Bachelor in Instructional Studies from Point Park in 2013 and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.