MCCC Post-Season Recognition

Published on February 24, 2015 - MCCC logoFriday night, the Midwest Christian College Conference paused the conference tournament held in Haviland, Kan. to take time to celebrate the many accomplishments during the regular season. Among the winners were a handful of Barclay College men’s and women’s basketball players. On the women’s side, junior Shandy Edenborough (Goodwell, Okla.) and junior RaeLyn Epp (Corn, … Read More »

MCCC Tournament Brackets

Published on February 16, 2015 - MCCC logoLive Men’s MCCC Bracket Live Men’s MCCC Bracket (Consolation) Live Women’s MCCC Bracket Live Women’s MCCC Bracket (Consolation)… Read More »

Stander’s Career High Leads Lady Bears

Published on February 9, 2015 - Casey Roberts © 2015 for Barclay CollegeHomecoming weekend welcomed two Midwest Christian College Conference opponents to Hockett Auditorium. On Friday Calvary Bible College (Belton, Mo.) was in town and Saturday Ozark Christian College (Joplin, Mo.) was the featured opponent for Barclay College’s Homecoming ceremonies. Friday night, the Lady Bears took on the Warriors of Calvary. Two weeks prior, the Warriors won a 6 point game … Read More »

Lady Bears Flirt with MCCC Upset

Published on February 3, 2015 - Casey Roberts © 2015 for Barclay CollegeFriday night the Lady Bears welcomed St. Louis Christian (Florissant, Mo.) to Haviland followed by nationally ranked Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, Mo.) on Saturday afternoon. The St. Louis Christian women’s program has not fielded a team in more than five years until this Spring semester, and although the college is a member of the Midwest … Read More »

Lady Bears Maneuver Through Tough Schedule

Published on January 12, 2015 - 7DCR2313The Lady Bears got back on the court after almost a month long break over Christmas. The team welcomed NCCAA Division I, Ecclesia College (Springdale, AR) on Friday and NCCAA Division II #1 ranked Arlington Baptist (Arlington, TX) on Saturday afternoon. Friday night’s game started out like the first game back after a long break. … Read More »

Number 1 Arlington Baptist Takes Down Lady Bears

Published on December 11, 2014 - rsz_7dcr2322The Lady Bears traveled to Arlington, Texas this past weekend to take on the #1 team in the nation in Arlington Baptist College on Friday evening and then Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) on Saturday morning. Both games were NCCAA Southwest Region games. Arlington Baptist returned several players from their national runner-up team from last season … Read More »

Saints Pull Away from Lady Bears Late

Published on November 26, 2014 - rsz_7dcr2297In their last game before Thanksgiving break, the Lady Bears welcomed #3 Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, OK) to Haviland Tuesday night. It was a NCCAA Division II Southwest Region game for the Bears. Three point shooting sparked the Lady Bears in the opening minutes of the game as they connected on their first … Read More »

Improvement Continues for Lady Bears

Published on November 24, 2014 - rsz_img_7034Friday night the Lady Bears traveled to take on NJCAA Division II Hesston College (Hesston, KS). Coming off their exhibition game against Panhandle State University (Goodwell, OK) earlier in the week, the Bears looked to continue to show improvement as they gear up for NCCAA Division II Southwest Region play and Midwest Christian College Conference matches. The Larks came … Read More »

Lady Bears Stifle Eagles for First Win

Published on November 17, 2014 - shandyThe Barclay College Bears traveled to Ankeny, Iowa to take on their first Midwest Christian College opponents of the year this past weekend. Host school Faith Baptist Bible College played the Bears Friday night and then Emmaus Bible College (Dubuque, IA) had their turn Saturday morning. Friday night, in spite of the long bus ride, the Bears … Read More »

Slow Start Dooms Lady Bears

Published on November 12, 2014 - IMG_7076Barclay College’s women’s basketball hosted Dallas Christian College (Dallas, TX) for their first home game of the season Tuesday night. The Crusaders were not only the first home game but also the first NCCAA Division II Southwest Region game for the Bears. Another shaky start mixed in with some early foul trouble plagued the Bears once … Read More »

 

 

 

Head Coach: Ryan Kendall

Ryan Kendall will lead the Lady Bears onto the court in 2014-2015 for the first time in nearly a decade, but he is no stranger to the Barclay College Athletics Department. This will be his fifth season as the Head Women's Basketball Coach for the Bears and is most remembered for his tenure as Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach from 2002-2010. During that span he also led the Lady Bears from 2002-2006.

His vision for the Lady Bears moving forward is to carry on the mission of Barclay College on the basketball court. He aims to not only help these women develop as basketball players but more importantly in their Christian walk. Using basketball as a tool he wants his players to use their talent to both glorify God and to develop into who God has called them to be.

His coaching career started back in 1995 at Wallace County High School in Sharon Springs, KS. While there he coached junior high football, high school boy's basketball, and high school track and field until 2000. After one year teaching and coaching junior high in Sherwood, OR, and one year at Greensburg High School, Kendall found his way back to Haviland and Barclay College. In addition to coaching men's and women's basketball, he has also played a vital role in starting the men's and women's cross country program at Barclay College. For the last four years he has served as the department chair for the Sports Ministry Degree.

Educationally Kendall has a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Fox University (Newberg, OR), a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Newman University (Wichita, KS), and a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Liberty Theological Seminary (Lynchburg, VA).

He recently celebrated his 21st anniversary with his wife, Hannah. Together they have three daughters: Kaelie (19), Marissa (16), and Lauren (14).

ryan.kendall@barclaycollege.edu

Assistant Coach: Marcus Mitchell