Ryan Reichel named new head coach for Lady Hematites basketball

ISHPEMING — The Lady Hematites basketball team is getting a facelift. No, not wider rims or a Spanish soccer announcer for their home games. They have a new head coach and he’s coming over from a rival school.

Former Westwood boys basketball coach Ryan Reichel has been named the new head coach for the Ishpeming girls basketball team. The announcement was made Monday night at the Ishpeming School Board meeting.

Reichel stepped down as the head coach for the Patriots last year after three seasons with his alma mater. He will also be teaching at Ishpeming High School.