|Title:||Assistant Women's Basketball Coach|
Ryan Riedel is in his first season as the assistant women's basketball coach at Lees-McRae College.
Riedel moves over from the Bobcat men’s basketball staff, where he served as an assistant for the last two seasons, helping Lees-McRae post its best league record since joining Conference Carolinas in 1993. During his tenure with the men’s program, Riedel worked with a pair of all-conference selections.
Prior to his arrival in Banner Elk, Riedel spent five years as a manager for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill under hall of fame coach Roy Williams, including four years with the varsity team after spending his freshman year with the junior varsity squad. Riedel was a member of two final four teams at UNC, including the 2009 national championship squad.
Riedel graduated from UNC in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in sport administration and history. The Blowing Rock, N.C. native is following in his stepfather, Keith Walker’s, footsteps as a basketball coach at Lees-McRae. Walker led the women’s basketball program during the 1985-86 season before taking the helm of the men’s team from 1986-1990.