Tough early-season schedule will test Hawks' mettle
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Tough early-season schedule will test Hawks' mettle

QUINCY -- Ryan Hellenthal is going to find out rather quickly about the character of his first Quincy University men's basketball team. The Hawks will open the season Nov. 10 in the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge in Big Rapids, Mich., against Ferris State...

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College notebook: Hellenthal fills QU staff, Notteboom heads to Lipscomb, Schmitt heads to New Mexico State
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College notebook: Hellenthal fills QU staff, Notteboom heads to Lipscomb, Schmitt heads to New Mexico State

Quincy University men's basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal wanted to fill his staff with coaches who the players could relate to and build strong relationships. He needed them passionate about the game and their jobs, too. Hellenthal found...

Quincy coaches hear plea for help, contribute to hurricane relief efforts
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Quincy coaches hear plea for help, contribute to hurricane relief efforts

Andy Douglas was sifting through Twitter on Wednesday night when he saw a number of tweets related to University of Houston men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson's plea. "I was blown away," said Douglas, the Quincy High School boys basketball coach.

Bell accomplishes mission to leave QU in better place
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Bell accomplishes mission to leave QU in better place

Were they the darkest of days around the Quincy University men's basketball program? It would be difficult to argue they weren't. In the spring of 2003, on the cusp of six straight losing seasons, QU athletic director Pat Atwell decided to make a change.

Hellenthal stresses family, community as he takes over as QU hoops coach
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Hellenthal stresses family, community as he takes over as QU hoops coach

QUINCY -- Ryan Hellenthal kept his introductory speech succinct, but in it, he revealed his passion for basketball and his appreciation of community. Moreso, he showed his love for this community. "I'm proud to be from Quincy and I'm proud...

Hellenthal links QU's rich past with its bright future
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Hellenthal links QU's rich past with its bright future

It wasn't long after the news became official before Ryan Hellenthal's inbox was filled with text messages and voicemails. The same can be said for his father, Mike. Thursday, Quincy University announced a change in its coaching ranks as Marty Bell...

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Hawks show strong support for Hellenthal

QUINCY -- Trevor Meny had come to Quincy on Thursday morning with no knowledge of the coaching changes happening within the Quincy University men's basketball program. Once the news broke, he took the time to visit...

Bell retires as QU coach, Quincy native Hellenthal promoted
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Bell retires as QU coach, Quincy native Hellenthal promoted

Marty Bell sees several similarities between his coaching career and the path Quincy native Ryan Hellenthal has taken. That's one of the reasons Bell is ready to turn the Quincy University men's basketball coach over to his top assistant.

Bell says he still has 'the juice' to be coach, AD at QU
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Bell says he still has 'the juice' to be coach, AD at QU

QUINCY Marty Bell knew what his audience needed to hear. During a July 24 public forum as part of his interview for the position of athletic director at Missouri Western, Bell was asked if he was ready to give up coaching. "What could I do if I was just f

Bell bypassed for athletic director job at Missouri Western
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Bell bypassed for athletic director job at Missouri Western

Marty Bell, Quincy University's vice president of athletics and head men's basketball coach, was one of four finalists for the job as the director of athletics at Missouri Western State University. However, he learned Monday he didn't get the job. The school instead chose Josh Looney, the director of athletics at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.