Penn College coach out in season's final week

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Ryan Callahan Ryan Callahan resigned this week after just short of three seasons as the head men's basketball coach at Penn College. 

Citing "a multitude of situations throughout the year," Callahan told he was considering leaving the profession to focus on his family.

Callahan had come to the Wildcats after a season as an assistant coach at Penn State-Abington. He had previously spent three years as an assistant coach at Alvernia.

The Wildcats surged to a 9-16 finish in 2016-17, his second season, after winning three games his first year. That team was one win short of qualifying for the North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament. But the team slid back to 3-21 this season before Callahan's resignation.

In Saturday's season finale, a 67-61 loss to SUNYIT, the team was coached by men's soccer head coach Tyler Mensch.