Cottingham Earns 300th Career Victory at Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ryan Cottingham earned his 300th career win in a dominant 87-67 victory on the road against Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The Cougars blitzed MVNU to start the game, jumping out to a 10-0 lead, and never looked back to claim their second straight Crossroads League victory. In his 18th season as a head coach, all at Spring Arbor, Cottingham secured his 300th career victory. His career record is 300-280, and currently ranks 20th on the NAIA’s list of winningest active coaches.

Cottingham started his coaching career as an assistant at Alma College (Mich.) in 1995 and served in that capacity for three seasons before taking the same position at Spring Arbor in 1998. In 1999, Cottingham accepted the invitation to become the eighth head coach in school history.

Cottingham also serves as the Director of Athletics, a position that became official during the summer of 2013 following a year as the interim AD. Prior to his new appointment, Cottingham was the Assistant Athletic Director for six years.

From 2007-10, Cottingham served as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) national basketball chair. He was the national vice chair from 2005-07.


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