Ryland Adkins is set to begin her second season as the manager of basketball operations for Buckell women's basketball.
In her first season with the Bison, the team earned an automic bid to the WNIT while going 22-10 overall and 15-3 in the Patriot League.
Adkins joined the Bucknell staff after spending one season as the director of basketball operations at Furman. She worked with a Paladins team that finished in a tie for fourth in the Southern Conference.
Prior to Furman, Adkins worked integral roles for a highly successful Maryland team for five seasons, working as a student manager and then an intern for the director of operations following her graduation. During that time, the Terrapins won an ACC title, a Big Ten regular season title, a Big Ten Tournament title, and appeared in the NCAA Final Four twice.
"We are pumped to have Ryland on board and complete our staff,” Roussell said. “Her experience at Maryland and Furman will prepare her well for this role, as well as bring new ideas into our program. She grew up in a coaching family and has been around the game her whole life, I am excited for our student-athletes to have her as a resource and mentor."
Adkins earned a bachelor’s degree in family science from Maryland in 2016. In addition to her work with women’s basketball, she has spent time as the assistant director for the Magnolia Elementary Playground Camp and as an intern teach assistant at St. Jerome Child Center.