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Boys basketball coach accepts job at Wayzata

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After five years guiding the Rosemount boys basketball program, Bryan Schnettler is moving on to become the head basketball coach and high school physical education teacher at Wayzata High School.

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“The big thing for me was being able to teach full time in my subject area. I wasn’t able to get that in six years at Rosemount,” said Schnettler, who spent time as a security guard, substitute teacher and charter school teacher while coaching the Irish. “My goal has always been to teach and coach at the same school and at Wayzata I was able to get that.”

Schnettler will take over a Trojan team that went 8-18 last season. In five seasons at Rosemount, Schnettler coached the Irish to a 56-83 record. They were 15-13 despite battling injuries last winter, and lost to eventual Class 4A state champion Apple Valley in the section finals in 2012-13.

“I was lucky to be hired when I was 23 as a head coach at a big school in the metro area. The biggest thing I’ll take away is the relationships I had with the kids I was able to work with,” Schnettler said. “I coach to have an impact on them and they had an impact on me, too. I hope those relationships continue and I think they will.”

Schnettler graduated from the University of St. Thomas where he set school and MIAC records for three-pointers in a season and a career. He was named all-conference, All-Region and All-American while leading the team to MIAC championship his junior and senior seasons.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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