(Editor’s note: University of the Incarnate Word athletics release)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Ryan Imhoff joined the UIW men’s basketball coaching staff in August 2018 after a stellar collegiate basketball career at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, where he played for coach Carson Cunningham.
A six-foot-seven power forward, Imhoff won NAIA Division I National Player of the Year honors in 2017-18, his senior season. He won all-American honors in his junior and senior years. He was Frontier Conference Player of the Year as a senior, first-team all-conference as a junior and second-team all-conference as a sophomore.
In his senior season, Imhoff led the Fighting Saints in points, rebounds, steals, assists, and blocks.
Ryan also achieved stellar results as an undergraduate scholar. He earned NAIA Academic all-American honors as a junior. He majored in chemistry and minored in biology.
“I am to the moon excited to welcome Ryan to UIW,” Cunningham said. “It was a joy to coach him the past four seasons. Ryan’s teammates voted him team captain twice. I think he’ll be a fantastic resource and mentor for our Cardinal players.
“A lot of people know the numbers that helped Ryan win National Player of the Year,” Cunningham continued. “I wish they could have seen how hard he worked every day: The pain he went through to suit up, battling through multiple shoulder dislocations, and two shoulder tears, which ultimately resulted in surgery.
“How competitive yet emotionally tethered he was, day in and day out! I’m glad I got to see it. And I’m delighted that his approach will be able to impact our team at UIW.”
Imhoff will pursue a graduate degree in sports management at UIW.