Ridgewater Welcomes New Women’s Basketball Coach
September 26, 2023
Coach Ryan Schultz
Ridgewater College is excited to welcome a new head athletics coach to the Warrior ranks. Ryan Schultz will lead the women’s basketball program starting this fall.
Coach Schultz comes to Ridgewater with eight years of coaching basketball experience, most recently as the varsity girls’ coach at Yellow Medicine East High School, where he just completed his fifth-year coaching. He also has several years of experience as an assistant coach and coaching a variety of local Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) teams.
Schultz is a 2012 graduate from Dawson Boyd High School and attended Southwest State University before starting his coaching career.
He said that he firmly believes that commitment, trust, and responsibility are the cornerstone values of a successful basketball program. He will look for recruits/players who “want to be coached; show respect to others; are willing to put academics first and maintain their grades; and who celebrate their teammates’ successes and put their teammates before themselves.”
“We are very excited to have such a well-connected, passionate and prepared individual interested in leading our women’s basketball program,” said Heidi Olson, Ridgewater dean of students. “Coach Schultz demonstrates the type of qualities that we believe will do great things for our student athletes and for growing our women’s basketball program.”