MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Former Georgia College guard Veronica Ryan (2015-17) has joined the College of Central Florida coaching staff as an assistant coach for its Women's Basketball program.
"I am very excited for Veronica on her new coaching position," said GC Women's Basketball head coach Maurice Smith. "Veronica's dream is to become a collegiate head coach; it's great to see that she's on the right path to accomplishing her dream. She will represent the College of Central Florida with character and class. We are extremely proud of Veronica and wish her the very best."
Ryan started over half of her 55 games played throughout her two-year career with the Blue and Green. The guard was well-rounded in her play, tallying a total of 244 points with 105 assists and 83 rebounds in her relatively short career.
Ryan is on the right track to becoming a collegiate basketball coach after having a successful career, along with receiving admission to the "So You Want to be a Coach" Program provided by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The highly-competitive program is designed to give female collegiate basketball players the skills, understanding, awareness and opportunities to pursue coaching positions in women's basketball. She is the first student-athlete to be selected for the program in GC Women's Basketball history.
Ryan will join the Central Florida Patriots and head coach Tommy Jones at the start of the 2017-18 season.
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