Certifications: USPTA Professional, USTA Sport Science, Coach Youth Tennis, USOC SafeSport Training
Ryan serves as the Director of High Performance and Head Professional at the Evansville Tennis Center. Prior to joining the staff, Ryan competed at the University of Southern Indiana, where he later became the Men’s Assistant Coach. A role he held for seven years, where multiple players competed in the USTA/ITA Small College National Championships. The school also won its fifth conference championship and played in multiple NCAA tournaments. Ryan was the recipient of the 2013 ITA Assistant Coach of the Year.
Since joining the staff at ETC, Ryan has helped grow the sport of tennis in the area through his work with local programs and organizations such as: YMCA, YWCA, Carver Community Center, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, Easter Seals Rehab Center, Tri-State Food Bank, Albion Fellows Bacon Center to name a few. He also helped the Evansville Tennis Center bring Evansville its first USTA Midwest and National tournaments.
Separate from his duties as Head Professional and Director of High Performance he serves as the Press Aide for the USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Hospital Classic 10k event; The only professional tennis tournament in the state of Indiana. During the event he helps organize weekly events such as the Multi-cultural day, Family day and the Women’s Doubles Clinic.
As Director of High Performance at ETC, Ryan coaches the Academy High Performance Class, a class that focuses on college prep and beyond. Ryan helped develop players who have won IHSAA State Championships, USTA National Championships and earned collegiate scholarships,. During his time at ETC, junior players have earned more than 15 USTA District and Sectional Sportsmanship Awards.
He holds a certification with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), United State Tennis Association (USTA) Sport Science Level 1, and Coach Youth Tennis. Ryan was named the 2016 Indiana Professional of the Year. This is awarded to an individual for their contributions to local tennis, club achievement, career development, volunteer work, professional rating, and contributions to the USPTA. In 2016 Ryan was also awarded the USPTA U30 Award. This award is presented to a USPTA member who is under 30. This member, through their tennis-teaching and volunteer spirit, has increased the opportunities for others to participate in tennis. The grassroots program or initiative of this member can incorporate but not limited to multicultural activities and events. This member exemplifies and emphasizes individual achievement and sportsmanship along with teaching the physical attributes of the sport.