Ron played both high school (Macomber High School, Toledo OH) and college basketball (NCAA Div. II – University of Findlay, Findlay OH). At both levels Ron received several All Division, All City & All District Awards. While at the University of Findlay, Ron received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (1983) and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix (1998). Upon graduating from the University of Findlay Ron returned to Toledo where he was Assistant Coach of his High School Alma Mater. During his 6-year high school coaching career his teams won 4 City Championships, 3 District Championships, 1 Regional Championship and 1 State Championship. Ron still wears his 1989 Ohio State Championship Ring. Ron’s players included Jim Jackson; three (3) time Ohio High School “Mr. Basketball”, McDonald High School All-American and Ohio State University two (2) time All American. Jim was the 1992 4th overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks behind Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning and Christian Laettner. Jim Retired from the NBA in 2006 after 14 years in the league. Myron Bell was also on that State Championship Team. Myron was the 1989 Ohio High School “Mr. Football” and a 1993 1st round draft pick of the Pittsburg Steelers after a very successful college football career at Michigan State University. Myron retired in 2003 form the NFL after 10 years in the league.
In addition, Ron is the Assistant Commissioner of the Jim Jackson Basketball Camp every summer during the month of July in Toledo Ohio and continues to be dedicated to helping our youth grow and learn from the challenges they face during their youth. Ron is currently employed as the Senior Director, Commercial Leadership Learning at the AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Company in Wilmington, DE.