University School of Jackson

USJ names Ryan Yeates as Interim Head Basketball Coach

The University School of Jackson athletic director Michael Stroup announced today that Ryan Yeates has been named the Interim Head Basketball Coach for the Bruins.

Ryan Yeates has worked with the Bruins as the Assistant High School Boys Basketball Coach since May 2019 and was named the Boys Head Middle School Coach in April 2020, and he will continue serving in this role.

USJ Athletic Director Michael Stroup, "Very proud to have Ryan Yeates lead our boys' basketball program. Ryan has proven to be a great asset to our team, and we are excited to have his energy leading the charge when the Bruins hit the courts this fall!"

Ryan graduated from Henderson State University with a degree in Sports Management. Upon graduation, he began coaching AAU basketball before joining the Bruins Basketball program in 2019.

Yeates says, "I look forward to working with the Bruins in this new capacity. While winning is great and the ultimate end goal, it is not my primary focus. Learning, developing, and growing student- athletes is the main objective. Once those things are in process, winning will soon follow.

Coach Yeates will take over as Interim Head Coach effective immediately.

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