Sharbaugh Joins Men's Basketball Staff
URBANA, Ohio (July 12, 2012) - Just this week, Ryan Sharbaugh joined the Urbana University Men's Basketball coaching staff. Sharbaugh becomes a Blue Knight after finishing a stint as an assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College under Jim Boone. The Bobcats finished this past season with a school record mark of 22-9, earning the program’s first ever NCAA Division II Regional Tournament victory. Sharbaugh operated as the recruiting coordinator in addition to handling opponent scouts, post player development, in-game decisions, video editing and exchange, as well as non-conference game scheduling. He will perform similar duties for UU Head Coach Jeff Porter, who enters his fifth season at the helm of the Blue Knight men's basketball program.
Sharbaugh helped lead the Bobcats to their first 20-win-season since 2001, as well as WVIAC-bests in defensive scoring (65.1 ppg), defensive field goal percentage (.412) and defensive 3-p.t field goal percentage (.322). The Bobcats produced 2 All-Atlantic-Region award winners in Kelsey Williams (17.4 ppg, 8.7 rpg) and Raymont McElroy (21.7 ppg). McElroy was also awarded All-America Honorable Mention.
Prior to his stint at West Virginia Wesleyan, Sharbaugh coached 2 seasons at California University of Pennsylvania as a graduate assistant under Coach Bill Brown. During his time at California, PA (2009-2011), the Vulcans compiled 33 wins including a PSAC playoff appearance. Under Coach Brown, Sharbaugh’s responsibilities included opponent scouts, post player development, film editing and exchange, academic monitoring, and travel and meal arrangements. Sharbaugh also played a crucial role in the success of Cal’s summer youth camp as co-director. Before entering the collegiate level, Sharbaugh spent one year as an assistant at the Summit Academy in Herman, Pennsylvania while working as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor.
The New Wilmington, Pennsylvania native graduated from Westminster College (PA) in 2008 with a degree in psychology. During his time at Westminster, he coached 3 years at his high school alma mater, Wilmington Area School District. He received his Master’s degree in Sport Management with an emphasis in Sport Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania.