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Trevithick Named SVSU Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

The SVSU Women's Basketball program has hired Ryan Trevithick as its Assistant Coach
The SVSU Women's Basketball program has hired Ryan Trevithick as its Assistant Coach

UNIVERSITY CENTER - Saginaw Valley State University Women's Basketball Head Coach Jamie Pewinski has officially announced on Monday (Apr. 27) the hiring of Ryan Trevithick as the program's new assistant coach.  Trevithick, who has worked with the program the past three years as the Player Development Coach, expressed his excitement on the newly-appointed position.

"It is with great enthusiasm that I am joining the SVSU women's basketball program," said Trevithick.  "I am looking forward to working with Coach Pewinski and the team in all aspects and contributing to an already established and well respected program."

Ryan will join Coach Pewinski as she begins her 5th year as head coach at Saginaw Valley. Interestingly enough, both were student-athletes at SVSU during their time working on their undergraduate degrees. Ryan was a transfer student from Spring Arbor University who studied Business Management.  He was a men's soccer student-athlete at SVSU from 2004-2008.

"I am so excited to welcome Ryan back to the Cardinal family in an official capacity," stated Pewinski.  "The knowledge he has gained in the business world, mixed with his experiences teaching the game of basketball, is going to be invaluable as we continue to grow this program.  Ryan's strengths complement mine and I look forward to seeing the impact he can make on SVSU women's basketball, both on and off the court."

Trevithick's time served as the Player Development Coach for the Lady Cardinals included him working extensively with the players through Dribble Stick training.  Dribble Stick is the fastest and most efficient way to improve a player's ball handling and helps players work through game-like situations and scenarios.  Additionally, Ryan has worked as a high school basketball and soccer coach at Swartz Creek and Lapeer.

Coach Trevithick added some additional thoughts on his new appointment...

"My playing experience at SVSU prepared me for many aspects in the professional world," he stated.  "It helped me establish an extreme work ethic and level of professionalism that allowed me to versify my experiences after college.  These experiences will help me in guiding our student-athletes, on and off the court, as the SVSU Women's Basketball program puts a high emphasis on academics and graduation rate.  It's extremely refreshing to be joining a program that has such high standards for its student-athletes." 

Academics are something that is very important to the women's basketball coaching staff, and that is evident through the program's past success in the classroom. The student-athletes held a cumulative GPA of 3.58 for the fall 2014 semester, following up an 8th place National ranking in Division II for the 2013-2014 season.  The program has achieved the Highest Team GPA for the entire SVSU Athletic Department two out of the past three semesters.