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Boys basketball coach accepts job at Wayzata

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.

“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.