Recreational Debut

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Dennis Bell
President · M.B.A.
formerly of the New York Knicks

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About the Staff

All of the Recreational Debut staff have been through the recruiting process and know how to get results.

Dennis Bell

Dennis Bell


sport: Basketball
college: Drake University
professional: New York Knicks

Dennis grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio before attending Gulf Coast Jr. College in Panama City, Florida where he was a first team All American.  From there he attended Drake University where he graduated and was first team All Missouri Valley.  Dennis then was drafted by the NY Knicks in 1973 and was part of the Knicks organization from 1974-1976.  From there he played in Europe and finished his career in the Eastern League now the CBA.  Dennis went on to get his MBA from Grand Valley State University after starting Recreational Debut in 1984. 

Dr. clyde Rivers

UN Ambassador International sports Advisor

sport: Basketball
college: University of Washington
professional: Professor


Prof. Clyde Rivers has an earned Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling for Ambassadorship Diplomacy through United Graduate College and Seminary.

Professor Rivers is an Ambassador of Peace for the Universal Peace Federation a NGO in special consultant status with the Economic and Social Counsel of the United Nations.

He is also the International Commissioner for Latin University of Theology that has been in operation for over a decade and has 70,000 graduates globally.

He is the Chief Chancellor of Educational Development Worldwide for the United Graduate College and Seminary International that has graduates in over 80 nations.


The vision and mission Prof. Rivers has for the country of Burundi is to work with President Pierre Nkurunziza and the First Lady, Denise Nkurunziza to bring to the world a positive image of this great country. He would like the world to see the treasure in the people of Burundi - establishing global business opportunities and progressive educational opportunities for the advancement of the Burundians. Dr. Rivers also plans to bring humanitarian aid programs to benefit the Burundian people and to above all else glorify the name of Jesus Christ in the reconstruction of this nation.


 "It has been amazing to see what was been done in Burundi in the last five-year term of H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza. He built 2,024 schools and 500 medical centers, without the help of the World Bank, showing this is truly a President that is leading Burundi on the upward road to success. After being reelected to a second term as president, H.E. Nkurunziza is working to bring unity amongst Burundians as they work to build new villages across the nation. President Nkurunziza has strong values and Christian beliefs and leads his country according to these values. It is truly a pleasure to work with a President and the First Lady that seek the Lord Jesus Christ first. Together we will be united, work hard and travail for the progress of this great country."


 Ambassador at Large, H.E. Professor Clyde Rivers, PhD


Greg "Special K" Kelser

Greg "Special K" Kelser

Top Consultant

sport: Basketball
college: Michigan State University
professional: Sports Broadcaster with Fox, Big Ten Network and ESPN

Greg Kelser was an All American and Academic All American at Michigan State University.  He teamed up with Earvin "Magic" Johnson to win the NCAA Basketball Championship against Larry Bird and Indiana State University.  Greg went on to play 6 years in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons and Seattle Supersonics.  He is now a top broadcaster with the Detroit Pistons, ESPN, Big Ten Network and MHSAA.  He is in the Michigan State Hall of Fame and his jersey #32 is hanging high in Breslin Field House.

Steve Bell

Steve Bell

Tight End

sport: Football
college: Cincinnati

Steve Bell was all state in three sports at Wyoming High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lettered in basketball, football and track.  Steve was inducted into the the schools hall of fame and was one of the greatest athletes in school history.  Steve went on to play football at the University of Cincinnati on a full scholarship before coaching at his alma mater, Wyoming High School

Bennette Gay


sport: Basketball
college: Eastern Michigan

Bennette Gay was an outstanding basketball player at Creston high school in Grand Rapids, Mi.  Bennette went on to play at Eastern Michigan before becoming one of the best coaches in the history of Grand Rapid's sports.    Bennette has helped many student athletes go to Division 1,2, 3, and community colleges.  His 20 years of coaching is a testament to his commitment to our youth of today.

Coach Edmund Pipes

Director of Basketball Operations

sport: Basketball
college: Oklahoma Christian
professional: College Coach

  • 1976-77 at Oklahoma Christian 30-3 number 1 in the nation 12 wks ended the season ranked 3rd.

  • 1977-78 at Oklahoma Christian 28-4 and ended the season 7th in the nation.

  • At University Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1998 had the 7th best turnaround in college basketball from 2 wins to 12 wins.

  • Worked as a clinician at the YES clinics (Youth Education in Sports at 5 NCAA Final Four tournaments alongside Bill Self (Kansas), Bob Knight (Indiana), John Thompson (Georgetown), Charlie Coles (Miami, Ohio), Bob Huggins (Cincinnati), Louis Orr (Seton Hall), Reggie Minton (USAir Force Academy), and the late Skip Prosser (Xavier).

  • Assistant coach on the U.S. Virgin Islands Sr. National Team 2005-2008. Head Coach Tevester Anderson (Jackson State).

  • Helped the team Qualify for the Pam Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2006.

  • Won the silver medal in Panama City, Panama and Qualified for the Tournament of Americas game in Las Vegas. This was the qualifying tournament for the Olympics in Beijing, China 2008.

  • My overall college record is 78-107, 22 wins shy of 100.

  • Director of Basketball Operation Recreational Debut a non-profit organization with Dennis Bell (NY Knicks) and Greg Kelser (Detriot Pistons).

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Dennis Bell, President
formerly of the New York Knicks

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