My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ... when it was a very rainy, spring evening back in 2011 when I was coaching the defense for Notre Dame High School and we were playing Princeton High School during the Mercer County Tournament Lacrosse Final. It was an extremely close game that went back in forth for all four quarters. The game essentially went into over-time and Princeton almost won it all, but their shot hit off of the crossbar. Having had a hard fought battle through most overtime; Notre Dame’s captain beat his defender and scored the winning goal. It was just a great night to have been a part of and to have seen my alma mater win the Mercer County Championship for the first in program history.
Ryan played three years as a varsity mid fielder for Notre Dame High School before moving onto Farleigh Dickinson University to play lacrosse. After graduation and in 2009, Ryan went back to Notre Dame High School and coached lacrosse for three years, where he helped lead the team from the Class of 2011 to win their first ever Mercer County Championship. That summer, Ryan left the United States and flew overseas to teach English as second language for four years in South Korea. When Ryan returned to the United States, he was hired again to coach the defense and goalies in 2015 to 2018. In September of 2018, Ryan was elected as the new Head Coach of Notre Dame Boys’ Lacrosse.