Case Western adds Wickliffe as Assistant Basketball Coach

Case Western Reserve University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Todd McGuinness has named Bryan Wickliffe as the team’s Assistant Coach. Wickliffe began his duties at CWRU on July 22.

“We are thrilled to add Bryan Wickcliffe to our staff,” said McGuinness. “Bryan has a great basketball pedigree and was a great player. His enthusiasm for teaching and coaching will greatly assist our student-athletes and be very impactful to our success. He is a perfect fit for CWRU and our basketball program.”

Wickliffe comes to CWRU after a three-season run as the assistant coach at Muskingum University, where he was involved in all day-to-day operations and facets of the program, including player development, game planning, scouting, and recruiting. He helped coach four players to All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors.

In addition to his work with the team, he helped to create an African American Male group on campus called Brothas of the Village and continued to help mentor the group. He also developed a mentorship program called “7 Ways of Being Academically Successful in College,” while at Muskingum.

“I would like to thank Coach McGuinness and the search committee for giving me the opportunity to join the Case Western Reserve Basketball program and Spartan community,” said Wickliffe. “A special thanks to Coach Schwab and the Muskingum community for allowing me to work with the team the last three years, and I wish nothing but the best for the program in the future. I am excited about the future with CWRU and let’s go Spartans!”

Before his time at Muskingum, Wickliffe served as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Heidelberg University from 2013-18, and also had a stint as the men’s and women’s tennis coach at the school from 2016-2018.

Wickliffe began his coaching career at his alma mater, the College of Wooster, from 2011-13. He joined the Scots’ coaching staff shortly after his outstanding playing career for the program came to an end, during which he was a starter for all four seasons and led the team to a 102-21 record. The squad made the NCAA Division III Tournament all four years of his career, including a trip to the round of 16 in 2010, and he finished his career with over 1,000 points and 750 rebounds.

Wickliffe received his Bachelor of Arts from Wooster and his Master of Education from Heidelberg.

The Spartans are coming off the best season in the program’s history, earning a bid to the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time in program history and reaching the round of 16. CWRU finished the year with a 20-7 overall record, the most wins in team history, and went 8-5 in the UAA, recording a second-place finish in the conference standings to mark the first time the team had ever finished higher than fourth in the league.

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