Welcome To Riverside Academy’s Basketball Program!

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Timmy Byrd

Head Coach

Welcome to Riverside Academy Running Rebel Basketball!

Riverside is blessed to have Coach Timmy Byrd leading our program. Coach Byrd has taken our basketball team to heights never seen before at Riverside. Since arriving at Riverside Coach Byrd’s teams have been perennial state championship contenders.

Prior to becoming the head basketball coach at Riverside, Coach Byrd spent a number of years at Reserve Christian School. Coach Byrd won countless state championships at Reserve and several of his players went on to play at the collegiate level. Reserve Christian School closed several years ago and Coach Byrd accepted the opportunity to be Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at Riverside Academy.

Coach Byrd’s goals for the Rebel basketball program have always been the same:

  • compete for a state championship every year
  • schedule the best competition that state has to offer
  • develop his players into outstanding young men with terrific character
  • prepare each player for the next step in their life whether it is to play basketball at the next level or simply go on to earn an education in college

Coaching staff


Kevin Branch

Asst Coach

Donovan Maryland

Asst Coach


Game Schedule

Junior Varsity


Donovan Maryland

Head Coach

Our JV basketball program serves as a developmental squad for our future Running Rebels varsity players.  Coach Byrd keeps a close eye on the work these young men are doing on the JV team and often oversees their practices and games.  At Riverside we value the importance of our developmental programs and basketball is no exception.


Middle School


Donovan Maryland


Our Middle School basketball program serves as the foundation for the varsity program.  This is the level where we focus on fundamentals and begin teaching them the work needed to be a Running Rebel on the varsity level.  We also want to introduce the players to tough competition so the team is entered into some very challenging tournaments during each season.  We believe facing top competition is one of the best ways to grow as a player.  Finally we make sure each player knows the expectations that come with being part of the Riverside basketball program:

  •  Teamwork – team comes before individuals
  •  Hard Work – on the court & in the classroom
  •  Character – you represent your school and your team