Augusta, GA- An emotional afternoon in Carter Gymnasium, Monday January 24, 2011, as Athletics Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ronnie O. Spry resigned from both positions after almost 31 years of service.
Coach Spry stated “I made the resignation because I felt like it was in the best interest of my family and Paine College. I wanted to put closure to it.”
Coach Spry, a native of Paducah, Kentucky came to Paine College in 1980 from St. Catherine's Junior College, where he also served as Director of Athletics and Head Men's Basketball Coach. During his tenure at Paine College, he has received numerous awards, participated in numerous community events, and has built a solid foundation in athletics.
In 31 years, Coach Spry has won three SIAC Championships, was SIAC coach of the year six times, and boast an overall career record of 514-403.
Associate Director of Athletics Selina B. Kohn and Head Women’s Volleyball Coach will serve as Interim Director of Athletics and Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Jimmy Link will serve as Interim Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
The department of athletics would like to say thank you, Coach Spry for all that you have done for Paine College Athletics. Your works have not and will not go unnoticed!