Former Bobcat Assistant Takes Coaching Job at Middle Georgia

COCHRAN, Ga. – An assistant for two seasons at Georgia College for the men's basketball team, Chris Ryan has recently been announced as the new assistant men's basketball coach at Middle Georgia State College.

Ryan spent both the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons on the Georgia College sideline, assisting with all aspects of the team as a volunteer assistant.

"The past two years at Georgia College have provided me with the opportunity to begin my coaching career by working with coach Terry Sellers and his staff," said Ryan. "It has been a great learning experience for me. Coach Sellers and assistant coach Mark Gainous have been exceptional teachers and I have been able to gain tremendous knowledge and insights into coaching."

"The opportunity to work at a first-class program under two coaches with 34 years of experience and knowledge has helped me grow as a coach and as a person and is something I will always value. I want to thank Georgia College for this opportunity. I am looking forward to using the knowledge I have gained these last two years at GC as I continue my coaching career at Middle George State College."

He spent the prior four years as a student assistant men's basketball coach for Flagler College gaining experience ranging from basketball counselor to team management to assistant coaching. Ryan served as an important part in the recruitment, conditioning, and day-to-day activities of Flagler's basketball program.

Prior to helping Flagler, Ryan was involved in basketball operations at Colonia High School in which he also attended. He retained the head student manager title from his junior to his senior year in the local New Jersey school and continued similar duties in college.

Ryan obtained his Bachelors Degree in Communication/Public Relations at Flagler College in April of 2013.

MGSC is a member of the NAIA in the Southern States Conference.

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