Ryley Schipper

Ryley Schipper has big shoes to fill at AGWSR as the first new head boys basketball coach in over 30 years. The AGWSR graduate has been on the staff since 2013, and takes over for his old coach, Russ Banzhaf.

If there is one thing about the boys basketball team at AGWSR it’s that not a lot changes. That’s what made Russ Banzhaf’s decision to step down as the head Cougar both surprising and something to take in stride.

Banzhaf had been at the helm for 33 years. He built a 423-310 mark in that span with Ackley-Geneva and later the combined AGWSR program. His AGWSR teams finished in the top-two in the North Iowa Cedar League-West 13 of the last 20 seasons since combining. Of those finishes, six were in first.

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