A pair of Garden City Community College athletic programs announced the addition of assistant coaches on Wednesday.
Ryan Strohm was named the final assistant for the Broncbuster men’s basketball team, under head coach Patrick Nee and joining returning assistant Matt Miller. Strohm was a graduate assistant at Kansas State for the past two years, according to a news release from the college.
Also, first-year volleyball head coach Patrick Hiltz made his first hire, naming Brittany VanRoyen as his assistant. VanRoyen spent the 2018-19 school year at Neosho County as an assistant softball coach.
"Ryan is a great addition to our basketball program," Nee said regarding Strohm, according to the news release. "Having been a GA at Kansas State gives him a great background to grow at the junior college level."
Strohm also has been an assistant at the high school level and is a native of St. Louis. He played baseball at Westminster College and then Greenville College.
He earned a master’s degree in academic advising from K-State in 2019.
"I am excited to welcome Brittany to Garden City Community College and the Garden City community," Hiltz said in a statement. "Brittany stood out right away to myself and all the members of the search committee with her infectious energy and smile. Her level of enthusiasm for the game of volleyball and for coaching is exactly what I was looking for from an assistant candidate."
VanRoyen played volleyball at Friends University and previously coached volleyball at the club and high school levels, according to the release.