Malibu, CA (Sports Network) - Pepperdine announced the hiring of Ryan
Weisenberg as its new head women's basketball coach on Tuesday.
Weisenberg had spent the 2012-13 season as an assistant with the Waves under
Julie Rousseau, who resigned earlier this month following a 5-23 finish. Prior
to joining the Pepperdine program, the California native worked as an
assistant with the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks from 2000-05 and the Houston
Comets (2007), along with a three-year stint coaching professional basketball
in New Zealand.
Weisenberg also briefly served as the Sparks' interim head coach in 2004 and
was previously employed as an assistant video coordinator and advance scout
for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers from 2001-03.
"Ryan Weisenberg is a great fit as our new women's basketball head coach,"
said Pepperdine director of athletics Dr. Steve Potts. "He brings a strong
commitment to our Christian mission, to the academic development and well-
being of our student-athletes and to building a high quality womens
basketball program that competes for West Coast Conference championships
annually. Ryan is a man of great character and integrity and possesses an
extraordinary work ethic. His varied experiences in basketball at the highest
level have prepared him for this challenge and we look forward to a bright
future for Pepperdine women's basketball."
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