Ryan Van Noy
joins the Mountaineers as the full-time assistant coach for the Mansfield
University women’s basketball program after volunteering his time and efforts as
a scouting liaison, designing and developing scouting reports of opposing PSAC
“We’re pleased to have Ryan join us as
an official member of the staff,” Hermansen said. “Everyone associated with Ryan
speaks highly of his work ethic and commitment. He’s an exceptional person and
will be a great benefit to our program.”
A native of nearby Troy, Van Noy was a
member of the Mansfield University men’s basketball team during the program
centennial season in 1999-2000.
Van Noy returned to Mansfield
after serving as the Parks and Recreation Director for Dover Township in the
southern part of the state.
Van Noy also served as an assistant
women’s basketball coach at IUP for two years while earning his masters degree
prior to a stint as an assistant coach at Troy High School.
A high school and collegiate
student-athlete in his own rite, Van Noy has also been a member of the Northern
Tier Bruins semi-professional football team where he was a four-year team
captain and was named Offensive Player of the Year.
Van Noy received a BS in exercise
science from Bloomsburg University in 2002 and a MS in sport management from IUP
He replaces long-time assistant Laurie
Bruce who moved to the Erie area and will be with the team when the Mountaineers
open the 2008-09 season when they host C.W. Post on Saturday in the first round
of the Bloomsburg Classic.