Coach Bryon "Skip" Willis will begin his second season as Assistant Coach at Macomb. Willis comes to Macomb after many successful seasons at the High School, Community College, University as well as the Professional levels.
Willis began his coaching career at Detroit Martin Luther King High School, where as an assistant he coached many All-State athletes. At King, Willis coached 10 players who went on to play professionally, including Derrick Gervin the brother of N.B.A. Hall of Fame player George “The Iceman” Gervin.
After his stint at King, Willis was an assistant coach at Wayne State University where the Tartars won 4 G.I.L.A.C Titles. During his tenure Wayne State went as far as the Division 2 elite eight.
Willis moved on to Highland Park Community College (now closed); where he coached the team that won the MCCAA state championship in the 1992-93 season.
Willis was out of coaching for a short period of time to raise his sons Aaron and Adam. Adam is currently on the roster at Macomb.
Willis continued his coaching career when the Detroit Dogs joined the American Basketball Association. As an assistant Willis was instrumental in the Dogs winning the ABA Championship. Willis was reunited on the bench with his former High School Teammate George “The Iceman” Gervin.
Coach Willis has retired from The Franklin Settlement, a community organization that serves the underprivileged in Detroit. Willis worked at the “Franklin” for over 35 years.
Willis was inducted in the Detroit Public School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. He joins Head Coach Henry Washington who also is in the PSL Hall of Fame.
“Having Coach Willis on staff gives us more experience. His winning attitude and knowledge of the game will serve the Macomb players well. It is an honor to sit next to Coach Willis on the bench.” -Coach Washington.
“I have come to Macomb to help enhance an already stable program. Having my son in the program has shown me all the good things that Macomb has to offer. I have known Coach Washington for many years and he has always been a man of integrity and hard work.”-Coach Willis.