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Former L.A. Sparks Coach Joins Jr All-Star

By Staff, 12/27/17, 3:00PM CST

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Jr All-Star and the Court Report are excited to add Ryan Weisenberg to our staff as our California contributor and manager.  Ryan boasts coaching and scouting/recruiting experience ranging from the high school to professional levels. 

“I’m so excited to be part of such a great girls’ basketball resource! Jr. All-Star does an excellent job of promoting the game and its players, and I’m proud to be on board!” – Ryan Weisenberg

In September 1999, Weisenberg began working simultaneously as both the South Pasadena High School boys' varsity head coach and the Los Angeles Lakers' assistant video coordinator and advance scout. He parted ways with South Pasadena in 2003 and stayed on with the Lakers until 2005.

During the NBA offseason, Weisenberg shifted his focus to the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. From 2000-05, he was on staff as an assistant coach and served an interim head coaching stint in 2004. The Sparks reached three consecutive WNBA Finals, winning it all in 2001 and 2002.

Coupled with the Lakers' championship wins in 2000, 2001 and 2002, Weisenberg owns five championship rings and is just one of a small handful of people to win an NBA and WNBA championship in the same year.

Weisenberg left the Lakers and Sparks in 2005 to assume the position of history teacher and head girls' basketball coach at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. He returned to the WNBA prior to the 2007 season, working as an assistant coach for the Houston Comets. Weisenberg was charged with calling defensive plays, assisting with practices, scouting and several other duties.

Since then, Ryan has served as a Head Professional Coach in New Zealand and the Head Coach at D1 Pepperdine University.  Currently he is serving as the Head Coach at Life Pacific University as well as West Coast Area Director at College Promoters, USA.

Weisenberg earned his master's degree in education from Azusa Pacific in 2002 and a bachelor's degree in history from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1997. Weisenberg lettered in basketball and football at St. Francis High School, located in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.

Weisenberg is married to Lyndsey (née Hache'), who played for the Pepperdine women's volleyball team from 2001-03 and was a three-time All-West Coast Conference first team performer. She still ranks fourth in the Waves' record book with a career hitting percentage of .333. Lyndsey currently works as the director of operations for the Pepperdine women's volleyball program. The couple has three children, Daly, Reese and Jack.

 

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