Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 11, 2013
Harris resigns as SHS hoops coach

Stansbury High School does not currently have a head boys’ basketball coach after a recent resignation.

Ryan Harris stepped down as the head coach for the SHS boys’ basketball team last week. Now the coaching position currently sits vacant as SHS searches for a replacement.

Stansbury principal Kendall Topham declined to comment on the specifics of Harris’ resignation, but he said he appreciated all that Harris did as the coach.

“I appreciate all the hard work he put in and the many hours he put in to help establish our basketball program,” Topham said.

Harris responded to phone calls from the Transcript-Bulletin by email.

He wrote, “I have resigned my position as head boys’ basketball coach at Stansbury High School.  I do intend to continue teaching and coaching girls’ tennis at SHS.”

Harris did not respond when asked why he chose to step down.

In four years coaching the Stallions, Harris accumulated a 22-63 overall record, including a 6-16 record in 2013. The Stallions did not qualify for the playoffs in any of those four seasons.

Some of Harris’ signature wins this season include defeating both Tooele and Grantsville on the road. Stansbury beat Tooele on Jan. 2 67-55, and then it defeated Grantsville 59-46 on Jan. 18. Stansbury also beat Rowland Hall on Dec. 5. Rowland Hall just missed going to the 2A playoffs, losing in a play-in game to Waterford.

Richard Briggs

Community News Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Richard Briggs is community news editor, sports writer and copy editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. Born in San Diego and raised in St. George, Briggs graduated with a degree in communications from Dixie State College in 2012. While there he worked three years for the college’s newspaper, the Dixie Sun, as a sports writer and sports editor. During his senior year, he was editor in chief. Briggs also is a 2005 graduate from Snow Canyon High School. From 2006 to 2008 he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints in Kentucky. As community news editor, Briggs writes, edits and manages editorial and photographic content for the Transcript-Bulletin’s inside pages and sections, including Hometown and Bulletin Board.

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