OFFICIAL: Wall Resigns as Head Basketball Coach at OLLU

Following up on a report that first mentioned in the Daily Dirt on 3/15

Our Lady  of the Lake University (OLLU) is announcing the resignation of coach Ryan Wall as the head men’s basketball coach. The process to hire the next coach will begin in March after the NAIA National Championship Tournament concludes.

Wall became the Saints head coach in the 2013-2014 season after serving as assistant coach in 2012-2013. Wall led the team through five winning seasons, including a tie for the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) regular season title in 2014-2015 and five consecutive conference tournament appearances.

In his first year, Wall guided the Saints to a 21-13 overall record and 14-4 in the RRAC. In 2014-2015, the team finished at 25-6 overall and 17-3 in conference. The Saints went on to the round of 16 at the NAIA National Championships Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

The Saints earned a 22-9 overall record and 13-5 RRAC record in 2015-2016 under Walls direction. The team finished their season by advancing to the round of eight at the national championships. Last season, the Saints finished at 18-9 overall and 12-6 in conference. They ended their season as tournament quarterfinalists.

This season, the team finished their conference season with a 13-5 record. The men won their quarterfinals game at the conference tournament against the University of the Southwest, and went on to lose the semifinals to LSU-Alexandria. OLLU earned an at-large berth in the NAIA National Championships Tournament and are scheduled to play Hope International on Thursday, March 15 at 9:15 p.m.

Wall finishes his career at OLLU with an overall 106-45 record and 69-23 in conference.

Vice President for Student Life and Athletic Director Jack Hank commented, “We thank Ryan for his five years of dedication and all that he has done to help the men’s program remain recognized at the national level.   We wish him much success in his future endeavors.”

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