Prep boys basketball: Reichel resigns at Westwood

ISHPEMING – Ryan Reichel has resigned as boys varsity basketball coach at Westwood High School, the NICE Community Schools announced on Friday.

Reichel, a 2003 Westwood graduate, completed his third season as Patriots head coach on Wednesday night, when his team lost to Ishpeming, 78-44, in its opening game of the MHSAA Class C district tournament in Negaunee.

He played for the Patriots and also for Northern Michigan University from 2004-08, while coaching as a boys assistant at Marquette Senior High School for two seasons and girls assistant at Westwood the year before he was named boys head coach.

The district thanked Reichel for his service and dedication to the district in a news release, adding that the search for a new coach will begin immediately.