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Bryan Snyder resigns as Tempe boys hoops coach

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Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:15 pm

Tempe boys basketball coach Bryan Snyder has resigned to spend more time with his family, he said.

Snyder began his second stint as the school's coach in 2007 and went 74-64 over the past five seasons. He also coached the Buffaloes for three seasons from 2000-2003.

Tempe made the 4A-II championship game in 2010-11 behind star guard Jordan Baker and went 20-9 last year.

"I feel pretty good about leaving (the program) with a solid foundation," Snyder said.

Snyder was originally going to be a temporary replacement in 2007 following the departure of Joe Kear, but ended up staying on much longer.

"You know how one year turns into two, and two turns into three," he said.

Snyder's wife has multiple sclerosis and he has a pair of children in elementary school, and he wants to spend more time with all of them. Snyder said he will still be coaching, but this time around it will be various sports teams for his son and daughter.

Snyder will remain the English department chair at the school.

"It takes up a lot of time," Snyder said. "That's the common theme when coaches step down, but it really is the truth. My hand has been in a few too many things the past couple years."

Snyder would like to see assistant coach Mike Romero replace him. Romero has been with the program for five years.

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