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Aug
09

Where are they now: Ryan Orton


Where are they nowThe Anchorage Daily News is reporting that former Montana State basketball assistant coach Ryan Orton has taken an assistant coaching job with Alaska Anchorage University. Orton was one of the original assistants that Coach Huse hired when he got the MSU job, and was an excellent recruiter for the Bobcats. He is the guy who spotted and started recruiting a guy by the name of Divaldo Mbunga.

Orton got into some little legal problems that are outlined below his last year at MSU and by the summer of 2008 I am told felt he needed to move on from Bozeman and it was reported that he left his assistant spot at MSU to take a similar spot at New Mexico Highland a D-2. Apparently, though he never coached at New Mexico Highland, which I would assume is a story all in itself.

I met Orton on a couple occasions and I really liked him, and just about everyone I knew in Bozeman told me he was a great guy. Still, though, when it comes to domestic violence I know that even the seemly nicest guy’s can do some really stupid things. I do not know the whole story hear but I wish Ryan the best of luck in getting his career back o track.

UAA hires assistant to replace Rinner

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Orton comes to team with a police record.

By BETH BRAGG
bbragg@adn.com
Published: August 25th, 2009 10:43 PM
Last Modified: August 25th, 2009 10:43 PM

The UAA men’s basketball team has a new assistant coach, a former assistant coach at Montana State who left Bozeman a year ago, a few months after an arrest on charges he assaulted his former girlfriend.

Ryan Orton, 35, replaces Shane Rinner, an ace recruiter who was named head coach at Texas A&M International earlier this month after spending six seasons with the Seawolves.

In his second season with Montana State, Orton was placed temporarily on administrative leave after being arrested in January 2008. He was reinstated after two weeks and resigned at the end of the school year.

UAA athletic director Steve Cobb said he spoke at length with Montana State athletic director Peter Fields and feels comfortable with Orton’s hiring.

“I had a very long conversation with Peter Fields, I knew how detailed their investigation was, and I also had a long talk with Ryan,” Cobb said. “It’s unfortunate, it wasn’t anything I’m necessarily pleased by, but I don’t think it trumped his ability to coach.”

According to accounts in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Orton was arrested and charged with partner assault, criminal tampering with a communication device and surreptitious visual observation for his actions following a breakup with his girlfriend.

Orton pleaded not guilty to the charges. Cobb said Orton was found guilty of one or two misdemeanors, but didn’t have further details Tuesday.

“That was not enough, in my mind, for it to be an obstacle in his hiring,” Cobb said. “… I’m not concerned about it at all, or I wouldn’t have hired him.”

Orton is from Creswell, Ore., and played at Eastern Oregon University, an NAIA school.

He got his start in coaching Eastern Washington, where he worked in a variety of capacities from 1998-2003. He spent one season as the head coach at Lane Community College in Oregon, guiding a team that ranked third among 36 South Region teams in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) and was the highest scoring team in the region.

From there he was hired as an assistant at Northwest Nazarene, one of UAA’s rivals in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. He spent two seasons there and counted among his recruits Justin Parnell, the GNAC Freshman of the Year in 2007.

After his two seasons with Montana State, Orton did not coach collegiately last season.

Here is a link to the article appearing today

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2 Responses to “Where are they now: Ryan Orton”


  1. 1 Pam
    September 12, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I guess all a guy needs to do is go to Alaska to get away from his crimes and Alaskans are ok with that! Hey, it doesn’t madder that he was in the bushes outside his ex girlfriends house watching her through her bedroom window. I don’t think I would be ok, if he busted through the front door, yelled his head off, pushed his ex and cornered her in her closet, then took her phone, so she couldn’t call the police. But hey, you Alaskans be proud of your new assistant coach, it doesn’t madder that he called and texted her 31+ times in a madder of minutes, while a police office was with her… even if the police officer finally had to answer the phone to make him stop, BE PROUD ALASKANS!

    Yes, I agree, Ryan DID seem like a nice guy. He was pleasant anytime I saw him… but looks can be deceiving! I guess rumors to discredit a women… does help a man. The FRIEND in the county prosecutors office is a friend of EVERYONE. All you have to do is frequent the bar he drinks at. Bozeman is a small town and I know the guy your talking about… you MUST be a friend of Ryan’s. Funny how the women gets bad mouthed, while the MAN who actually caused the trouble is glorified! WHAT A WORLD WE LIVE IN!

    But, when it happens again in Alaska, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

  2. 2 Sugar Bear 16
    August 31, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Good for Ryan Orton. From what I understand is that he went down to NM Highlands and they didn’t have his contract ready so worked for a couple of weeks and when they did finally give him his contract it wasn’t anything close to what he intially agreed to not to mention they refused to pay him for the 2 weeks of work he put in. So he left and returned home to Eugene and just worked for his family business and took a year off. As for his legal issues I don’t think he got prosecuted for anything becuase, his ex kept changing her story not too mention the guy she was allegitally cheating on him with worked for the county’s prosecutors office. It’s all rumor but, Ryan is a good guy. Also, former Whitefish coach Eric Stang has taken a position as a Graduate Assistant at Providence College. Orton and Stang coached against each other back in 03-04 when Orton was the HC at Lane and Stang at Portland CC. Small world.


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