Ryan is in his 3rd year as a Vaquero assistant. He graduated from Loyola High in Los Angeles and attended Southwestern College (Chula Vista, CA) and played quarterback, earning a scholarship to Northern Arizona. He finished his playing career at Tabor College (KS) and graduated with a Bachelor's in Political Science, Social Science, and History.
He spent two years as assistant coach at NCAA Div. 2 Lindenwood University (MO). Coached running backs/tight ends in his first year and was the quarterback coach in his second season. Also served as the Director of Football Operations.