Website Manager

RI WARRIORS

Our Coaches


Coach 

Angel Ortiz


Coach Ortiz is another one of the RI Warriors’ valued members and knows basketball inside and out.  His love for basketball began in the 8
th grade and continued through high school and college.  While attending East Lyme High School, Coach Ortiz was a four-year varsity starter, two-time first team all-state and three-time first team all-conference.  Not only did he play on the high school team, he became a member of the AAU during his freshman year, playing for the Connecticut Huskies, the Connecticut Force and Teamwork along with the Connecticut Basketball Club.

 

He had numerous Division 1 and Division 2 offers and signed with Merrimack College out of high school.  He continued through Lasell College as a three-year starter, finishing his last year playing rugby.  

 

After graduating college with a Masters in Leadership Management, he became a coach for East Lyme School Summer and Fall league’s varsity team for two years and the Assistant basketball coach at Nichols College where he was involved in scouting players, learning how to pay attention to players every move with accurate attention to detail so he could recruit the elite.

 

Coach Ortiz, currently an Operations Manager at LA Fitness, recently just got engaged. He still enjoys the occasional pick-up basketball game with friends.