Director of Coaching
Ryan coached 12 years at Stillwater HS. He restarted the program in 1997 after volleyball had an almost 20 year layoff at Stillwater. On the court, Stillwater was ranked in the top 10 in each of Ryan’s last 10 years, won 3 of their last 5 conference titles and advanced to the State Tournament each of his last 6 years. At the time of his departure this was the 2nd longest streak in Class 6A. Under his direction, Stillwater had 1 High School All-American, 11 First Team All-State selections, 5 Conference MVP’s and 14 players attend college on volleyball scholarships during the last 7 years alone.
Off the court , the Stillwater Volleyball Team won its first Academic State Title in 2007 with a team G.P.A. of 3.72. Prior to that Stillwater was awarded the Distinguished Academic Award by the OSSAA each year from 1997 to 2006 and again in 2008. Stillwater never had a team G.P.A. below 3.51 in 12 years.
In addition to coaching HS, Ryan has also coached Junior Olympic volleyball through USAV the past 20+ years at Stillwater Volleyball Club, Tulsa Volleyball Club, Oklahoma Peak Performance and as the Director of Coaching for Oklahoma Charge VBC. Ryan also served as President and Vice President of the Oklahoma Volleyball Coaches Association and was previously on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Regional Volleyball Association. Other duties include: member of the AVCA High School All-American selection committee, Prepvolleyball.com correspondent and former Oklahoma High Performance Director and Coach.
Ryan is a past CAP I & CAP II level certified coach through USA Volleyball, has been named Regional Coach of the Year five times, All-State Coach in 2001 and Conference Coach of the Year four times. He was a member of the TourneySport Volleyball coaching staff jointly run by the University of Hawaii and BYU-Hawaii during the summers of 2000-2006. The last two years his team won the showcase tournament.
Ryan is a 1991 graduate of Stillwater High School and a 1996 graduate of OSU. He and his wife, Jody, have two sons, Cale and Carch.