Providence, Rhode Island - Former Vermont and Marist College standout Ryan Schneider has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at Brown University in an announcement made by Bears' head coach Jesse Agel. Schneider will be reunited with Agel, who recruited and coached him at the University of Vermont.
"With youthful enthusiasm and professional experience, Ryan will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff," said Agel. "On a personal note, it's always great to give a former player an opportunity, and I'm excited to be able to get his coaching career started."
Scnheider played professionally in Portugal from 2009-2011. He competed for CAB Madeira in the top Portuguese league, averaging 15.3 points, and 7.3 rebounds per game. In 2011, Schneider played for AD Ovarense in Portugal.
A 2009 graduate of Marist College with a BA in Communication/Sports Communications, Schneider scored 1,000 points and grabbed 500 rebounds throughout his collegiate career, and holds the unique distinction of playing for four different Division I head coaches.
Schneider appeared in two Conference Championship games and played in Vermont's upset win over Syracuse in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. He was an ESPN second team Academic All-American, a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team selection, and a MACC second team All-Conference player. Schneider also earned the Metropolitan New York Sportswriters Award, and was featured in a New York Times article in 2009.
Schneider worked as an intern at WFAN in New York and wrote a blog, "Highlighting Hoops," in covering the New York Knicks and college basketball. The Shrub Oak, New York native is the all-time leading scorer at Lakeland High School. He currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island.