Coach Bill Ballinger
Coach Bill Ballinger founded the Reno Ballers. He is most proud of being a husband and father; and a basketball, strength and life coach. Tristan Hill, the camp’s namesake, wrote of Coach B during his 8th grade and final full-time year as a baller: “As I started out playing for coach Bill Ballinger some five-odd years ago, I thought it was just a basketball team… But no, it has become more than that to me… Bill Ballinger teaches us about the important things in life. From doing well in school, to being strong believers in God, and to being good people, Coach B covers it all… I give coach B the utmost respect because he not only talks the talk, but walks the walk… If he tells us to stay committed and stay dedicated to whatever we become involved with, he makes sure he does the same.” Coach Ballinger continued to be an incredible mentor for Tristan beyond the hardwood, throughout his life.