Bobcat Women’s Hoops Alum Takes Assistant Coach Role at UWA

Bobcat Basketball alum Veronica Ryan
Bobcat Basketball alum Veronica Ryan

LIVINGSTON, Ala. – Georgia College Women's Basketball alum Veronica Ryan (2017) has joined the coaching staff at Division II University of West Alabama, the Tiger athletic department announced recently.

A two-year player for the Bobcats at guard after transferring from Nicholls State University, Ryan saw action in 55 games over those two seasons, including starting 20 as a senior. She shot 32 percent from long range over her career, knocking down 62 threes and scoring 254 career points.

Ryan makes the move to West Alabama from Central Florida, where she was an assistant coach the last two seasons and also handled interim head coaching duties since March at the Florida junior college located in Ocala.

Coaching is in Ryan's blood, as her father Tim Ryan is the Head Men's Coach at the College of Central Florida. While at GC, she was also selected for 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 remains the only student-athlete to be selected for the program in GC Women's Basketball history. She returned to the program in 2018 as a panelist.

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