Ponderosa names Max Schuman its new boys basketball coach

Max Schuman. (Courtesy photo)

Ponderosa has hired Max Schuman to be its boys basketball coach, athletic director Tim Ottmann announced on Monday.

Schuman most recently has been the junior varsity coach at Arapahoe, leading the team to an 11-8 record this past spring.

He takes over a program at Ponderosa that was 12-13 under Steve Ketchum last season, making the Class 4A state tournament. Ketchum was 22-26 in two seasons.

Schuman played high school basketball at Arapahoe, where he was a first-team all-state pick as a senior, and then moved on to play college basketball at Colorado College. He was a team captain there, and started at point guard from 2002-05.

After college, he eventually became a graduate assistant at Northern State, a Division II program in South Dakota.