Ryan Bisio enters his inaugural season as head coach of the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball program for the 2019-2020 season. Bisio, who currently serves as Director of Athletics at St. Bernard’s Academy in Eureka, is excited to instill his values and evolve the culture of Redwoods Basketball.
“I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity; I feel very lucky and thankful that Mr. Bob Brown has entrusted me with the future of this program. We want College of the Redwoods men’s basketball to be a place where student-athletes come and develop holistically and move onto the University level – all while engaging and inspiring our local community.”
Bisio comes to College of the Redwoods after becoming the winningest head coach in Arcata High School boys’ basketball history – compiling a record of 82-31 in his four seasons. During his tenure, the Tigers made four-straight North Coast Section playoff appearances, including a run to the state playoffs in the 2015-2016 season. In that time, Arcata captured three-straight HDN Conference titles, three-straight conference tournament titles, and produced three-straight league MVP’s.
Bisio has an international flair to his resume, having coached four seasons of men’s, women’s, and elite youth basketball at Hvidovre Basketball Club in Copenhagen, Denmark. In Hvidovre, Bisio led the u-16 boys’ team to three-straight National Final Four appearances – the first in the club’s history. He also developed players who went on to represent Team Denmark in International competition.
Bisio’s high school coaching experiences also include stints at Carmel High School and The Branson School, in Ross, California – where the Bulls won the North Coast Section and CIF NorCal Division 5 championships. Bisio also possesses junior college experience coaching with legendary head coach and mentor, Craig McMillan, at Santa Rosa Junior College.
As a player, Bisio graduated from St. Bernard’s Academy in 2000 and still holds the all-time single season scoring record. Having played at Santa Rosa Junior College and competing in the 2003 Elite 8, Bisio then accepted a scholarship to California State Monterey Bay, playing for Hall of Fame coach Bill Trumbo and leading the California Collegiate Athletic Association in assist-to-turnover ratio his senior season.
Bisio holds a Bachelor’s degree from California State Monterey Bay in Music, and a Master’s degree from Concordia University, Irvine in Coaching and Athletic Administration