Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College announces Tim Ryan as new men’s basketball head coach

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College men’s basketball program is hitting the restart button, for the second year in a row, having hit a home run hire with its second head coach in as many years.

On Wednesday, the bulldogs announced Tim Ryan as the next in line at MGCCC following his championship experience with the College of Central Florida as the winningest coach in program history.

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Tim Ryan tells News 25, “I have to try to keep those guys in tact that are signed for next year. It’s late in the year. We have to recruit a lot of Mississippi kids and what I’m told is that’s going to be hard to do at this time of the year. You’ve got to try to recruit these kids. They don’t know you, they don’t trust you, you don’t have that trust factor yet with them and you’re trying to do this all over the phone so you really have to – for me – you have to rely on relationships. I have to find the connector.”

Four of the nine returning freshman, from this year’s roster hail from local high schools.