UCCS alum Snyder added to coaching staff at Otero Junior College

By Doug Fitzgerald and the La Junta Tribune-Democrat published September 29, 2010

Former University of Colorado at Colorado Springs basketball player Alex Snyder has joined the Otero Junior College athletic staff as assistant men's basketball coach and assistant director of the Fitness Center, the La Junta Tribune-Democrat reported on Tuesday.

He will also be supervising the weight training program for the men's basketball program.

Snyder played two seasons for the Mountain Lions and was named third-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East Division as a senior this past season. To earn that honor, he averaged 9.5 points per game on 57.4 percent shooting.  A tough, versatile player, he also grabbed 4.8 rebounds per game and was usually assigned to guard the opposition's best scorer.

Snyder earned an associate of arts degree from OJC and is a former basketball player for the Rattlers. He went on to play basketball at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from UCCS.

Snyder said is he loved attending and playing for OJC and has a lot of respect for Coach Houston Reed and the OJC staff. His goal is to help the team win and help the student-athletes graduate and become better men. In his free time Snyder enjoys playing tennis, eating sushi, studying nutrition, playing basketball and spending time with his family.

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