Ryan Chmielewski

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Interim Head of Women's Basketball - Crown College

Head Coach - Oak Hills Christian College

Assistant Cross Country Coach - Minnetonka Public Schools


B.A. degree - Psychology and Biblical Studies , Oak Hills Christian College

Master Degree - Organizational Leadership , 

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Crown fires coach after alleged sexual conduct with teen | patriot | The head women’s basketball coach at Crown College has been fired after his arrest for an alleged physical relationship with a 15-year-old Shorewood girl. Ryan Paul Chmielewski, 30, of St. Bonifacius, is charged with one court of third-degree criminal sexual conduct (a felony) and is being held...
Crown fires coach after alleged sexual conduct with teen | Crown fires coach after alleged sexual conduct with teen - Sun Patriot Ryan Paul Chmielewski, 30, of St. Bonifacius, is charged with one court of third-degree criminal sexual conduct (a felony) and is being held in the Hennepin County Jail on $100,000 bail. He will make his first court appearance Friday afternoon. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, the father of the teen alerted South Lake Minnetonka Police that his daughter was engaged in an active sexual relationship with a 30-year-old man on Dec. 22. South Lake Minnetonka Police then organized a sting operation, posing as the girl, and invited Chmielewski to her home on Jan. 6. He agreed and was arrested upon arrival. In interviews with police, Chmielewski acknowledge first meeting the teen on the internet dating site OKCupid.com and to three in-person meetings with the girl at her residence first the week of Dec. 10, then again on Dec. 18 and 20. He also acknowledged having sexual contact with the teen through kissing, fondling, and molesting. Subsequent searches were executed of Chmielewski's residence in a St. Bonifacius apartment and at Crown College, where he was employed as the head cross country and women's basketball coach. After learning of his arrest and the allegations against him, Crown College terminated Chmielewski's employment with the school Thursday afternoon, according to a statement made on the school's website. "Given Crown's focus on providing a Christ-centered education, we have a lifestyle policy for those on our campus, including students and employees," the statement said. "Therefore, once charges were issued against Ryan, Crown terminated his employement as head women's basketball coach and cross-country coach."

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The man was later identified as Ryan Chmielewski of St. Bonifacious.
Investigators learned the sexual activity took place inside the family's home in the city of Shorewood. The two met on the dating website OKCupid.com and then met in person around the week of Dec. 10, the complaint states. They also met on Dec. 18 and 20. On these dates the victim said Chmielewski "kissed her all over her body" and touched her over and under her clothing. On Jan. 6, detectives posed as the victim and invited Chmielewski to the girl's home. He agreed and was arrested on arrival. Chmielewski admitted to meeting the girl online and then in person several times. He also admitted to the sexual contact, according to the complaint. Chmielewski is being held on $100,000 bail. Crown College fired Chmielewski. Ryan Chmielewski, 30, St. Bonifacious

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Ryan Chmielewski
Head Women's Basketball Coach, Head Cross Country Coach Phone: 952-446-4322 Email: chmielewskir@crown.edu Coach Chmielewski is in his third season as the Head Women's Basketball Coach. Chmielewski has spent the past two seasons rebuilding the basketball program and looks to change the culture with his recruiting efforts for the 2013-14 season. Prior to taking over the women's basketball program, Chmielewski served as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the Crown men's team in 2010-2011. "I want to create an atmosphere where student athletes can excel in the classroom and on the court. Being in a Christ-centered environment allows me to share my faith and teach my athletes the value of leadership, selflessness, and hard work. These biblical values are lessons I want them to carry into their occupations, relationships, and for the rest of their lives." Chmielewski spent the 2009-2010 season as an assistant coach on Matt Bowen's staff at NCAA Division II Bemidji State University. While at Greylock, Chmielewski worked with coach Jay Forte, a six time coach of the year and two time Massachusetts state champion. Together Chmielewski and Forte worked hand in hand to organize a highly successful basketball department, winning nearly every tournament they coached. Prior to his time at camp, Chmielewski was the Head Coach at Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, Minnesota. Chmielewski coached the Wolf Pack from 2007-2009 after finishing up a successful career as a player. Chmielewski graduated as the all time leader in game, season, and career assists for the Wolf Pack. Chmielewski was one of the leaders to guide Oak Hills to the 2006 ACCA Division II National Championship. Chmielewski will be in his second season serving as the Head Cross Country Coach for the Crown College men's and women's teams. Chmielewski spent the 2010 and 2011 season as the assistant cross country coach to Jeff Renlund at Minnetonka High School. Chmielewski was a four-year letter winner in high school. He helped Senior Vince Elmhorst become a first time all-conference runner in the UMAC in his first season coaching . He will look to build on that success for the 2013 season. A native of Park Rapids, Minnesota Chmielewski earned his B.A. degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies at Oak Hills Christian College and will complete his Master Degree in Organizational Leadership from Crown College next spring.

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