Mike Pressler Retires as Head Coach at Bryant

(Photo Courtesy of Bryant Athletics)

After 16 seasons at the helm, Mike Pressler has stepped down as the head coach of the Bryant Bulldogs. The school announced the move on Friday evening.

Chris Jastrzembski was first to report the news earlier this afternoon.

Assistant coach Casey Brodersen has been named the interim head coach.

Pressler arrived in Smithfield, R.I., ahead of the 2007 season and led the program to an NE-10 title in his first year on the job and an appearance in the NCAA DII semifinals in 2008. Guiding the program through its transition to DI in 2009, Pressler led the Bulldogs to seven NEC championships and five NCAA Tournament appearances.

2014 proved to be the best year of the Pressler era as the Bulldogs went 16-5, won the NEC, and upset second-seeded Syracuse in the Carrier Dome in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. They fell to Maryland in their lone quarterfinal appearance. That 16-win season is still a program record.

Pressler led the Bulldogs to an overall record of 153-103 (.598) during his 16 years at the helm. The Bulldogs went 8-7 (6-1 NEC) in 2022 and saw their season end with a loss in the conference semifinals.

Bryant will be moving conferences as the Bulldogs leave the NEC for the America East.

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