PERU, NE - Peru State women's basketball head coach Jason Smith has recently hired Michael Sybrant as its next assistant coach.
Sybrant was most recently the assistant women's basketball coach at NCAA DII South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D
While Sybrant was at South Dakota School of Mines he was the recruiting coordinator, he made a recruiting calendar for the coaching staff, players evaluations, recruiting calls, campus visits, film evaluations, recruit emails and off-campus contacts as permitted.
During game days he kept track of operational stats and suggested different adjustments and schemes during gameplay.
Sybrant was the team's travel coordinator and video editor. He created film clips of opponents and of the team's games to show during film sessions.
He also produced opponent scouting reports by looking at opponent tendencies and provided the head coach with a game plan.
Sybrant has had other college stops as the assistant coach at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado, and the assistant at Upper Iowa University in Fayette.
He also has administrative experience at the high school level as the Assistant Athletic Director at West Holt Public Schools in Atkinson, Nebraska and Dodge Public Schools in Dodge, Nebraska.
Sybrant got his basketball career started as a graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
Here's what head coach Jason Smith had to say about the hire…
"I am extremely excited that Coach Sybrant has joined our program," said coach Smith. "He has a vast amount of experience at many different levels of women's basketball including high school, junior college, Division II, and athletic administration."
Smith continued…
"He has a great command of the game and is a tremendous teacher. Also, he has great repour with the players. Peru State and our program significantly got better with this hire."
Sybrant has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Master of Arts in Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The Peru State women's basketball team opens its season on Wednesday, November 1, at Haskell Indian Nations University. Tip-Off is set for 5:00 p.m.