By Josh Verlin
After a successful six-year run, Mike Snyder has stepped down as the head coach at Ridley, he confirmed to CoBL.
It’s the end of a 20-year stretch at the school for Snyder, who also spent time as the girls’ head coach and a boys’ assistant coach at the Folsom (Pa.) high school.
Snyder, helped greatly by a class that included current East Stroudsburg freshman Brett Foster and DeSales’ Julian Wing, guided the Raiders to back-to-back Central League titles in 2015 and 2016, winning 49 games during those two seasons alone.
In six years, Snyder went 104-53 (.662), making the district playoffs in five consecutive years (2012-16), including three trips to the state tournament (2013, ‘15, ‘16).
“He just made me and my teammates overall better, complete basketball players and always pushed me to work my hardest and not let me cut any corners,” said Foster, the 2016 Central League MVP. “But even more then him being a coach, he’s a great person and I was lucky to have coach like him during my basketball career at Ridley.”