Bo Ryan named to the SCB Hall of Fame class of 2019

Bo Ryan named to the SCB Hall of Fame class of 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO – Small College Basketball Announced its 2019 National Hall of Fame Class and 2019 National Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Hillyard, field at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday afternoon.

The Small College Basketball (SCB) National Hall of Fame Classic, presented by Hillyard, will return to the St. Joseph Civic Arena on Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, while the National Hall of Fame will now take place at the Missouri Theater in St. Joseph on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Below is the Small College Basketball National Hall of Fame Class of 2019:
Phog Allen (Central Missouri, Baker, Haskell Indian Nations; deceased; Coach/Contributor)
World B. Free (Guilford; living; Player)
Mike Harper (North Park; living; Player)
Marques Haynes (Langston; deceased; Player/Contributor)
Cleo Hill (Winston-Salem State; deceased; Player)
Larry Humes (Evansville; living; Player)
Vern Mikkelsen (Hamline; deceased; Player)
Danny Miles (Oregon Tech; living; Coach)
Mel Peterson (Wheaton; living; Player)
Bo Ryan (Wisconsin-Platteville; living; Coach)
Ed Smallwood (Evansville; deceased; Player)
John Smith (Winona State; living; Player)

Bo Ryan (Wisconsin-Platteville; living; Coach) 
Bo Ryan served as the Head Coach at Wisconsin-Platteville from 1984-1999, where his teams posted an overall record of 352-76 for an 82% winning percentage. He guided the Pioneers to four NCAA Division III National Championships, winning the title in 1991, 1995, 1998 and 1999. The '95 and '98 titlists posted 31-0 and 30-0 records, respectively, only the second and third time that feat has been accomplished in DIII history. He also won eight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and set a Division III scoring defense record in 1997, with his team allowing only 47.5 points per game. During his tenure, UW-Platteville was the winningest NCAA men's basketball program of the 1990's (all divisions of the NCAA) with a 266-26 record, good for a remarkable 90.8% winning percentage. In his last 12 seasons at Platteville, his teams had a home record of 157-7. Ryan was named DIII National Coach of the Year four times and also earned WSUC/WIAC Coach of the Year honors six times. He is a member of the UW-Platteville Athletic Hall of Fame, the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame at Wilkes University (his alma mater). The court at UW-Platteville now bears his name.