Montevallo adds men’s basketball assistant

Published 4:50 pm Monday, August 17, 2009

Ryan Powell has been named the new men’s basketball assistant coach at the University of Montevallo .

Powell will join head coach Danny Young as they guide their team in its inaugural Peach Belt Conference campaign. The Falcons are coming off another productive season after making it to their sixth-straight trip to the Gulf South Conference Tournament.

“I am very excited to have Ryan (Powell) join the Montevallo basketball family,” said coach Young. “I think that he will bring a lot of enthusiasm, positive attitude and an eagerness to learn. He is a great addition to our program.”

Powell will bring great credentials to the Falcon men’s basketball program having been assistant basketball coach at Jones Community Junior College from 2006-2007, graduate assistant coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe during the 2007-2008 season and most recently graduate assistant coach at the University of Alabama this past season. At these institutions Powell was heavily involved with the running of the program and gained valuable expertise in on the floor coaching, day-to-day operations, player development, scouting and recruiting, and also player academics.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with coach (Danny) Young and be a part of Montevallo Basketball,” said Powell. “I can’t wait for the season to get started so I can continue to learn about the game of basketball from such a proven and successful head coach. I am definitely ready to help coach Young continue his success here at the University of Montevallo .”

Powell himself had an illustrious basketball career, particularly at Clarke County High School, where he lettered from 1998-2001. At Clarke County, Powell was voted Class 4A Player of the Year his senior season. In 2005, Powell completed his collegiate career at Auburn University of Montgomery in 2005 and further graduated in December 2006 with his Bachelor of Science and Education.

Powell received his masters of Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama this past August.