The Camels of Connecticut College have named a new acting coach after head coach JJ Addison was placed on "administrative leave." Addison was arrested on Wednesday charged with drug possession according to The Day. The college released the following statement regarding the new status of former assistant coach Ryan Pryor:
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Ryan Pryor, assistant water polo coach since 2011, has been named Acting Head Coach of Water Polo at Connecticut College.
The Women’s Water Polo Team, 12-7 overall, is seeded No. 1 in this weekend’s Division III Championship, hosted by Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
Pryor is a four-time All-Big Ten performer for the University of Michigan club team who earned All-American status in 2009. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2007 and his juris doctor degree from Michigan in 2010. He began his coaching career at the Athens High School in Troy, Mich. in 2006 and, after earning his law degree, he coached at the Walled Lake Schools in 2010.
“Ryan brings deep water polo experience to this position,” said Francis J. Shields, the Katherine Wenk Christoffers ’45 Director of Athletics at Connecticut College. “He has worked closely with both the men’s and women’s teams, and last year, the women’s team won the College Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III Eastern Championship.”