Ryan was a three sport varsity athlete for three years at Dos Pueblos High School, in Santa Barbara, CA. Receiving All-County & All-Channel League honors his junior and senior years, Ryan chose baseball over football when attending UC Davis. Earning his B.A. in Rhetoric & Communication, he then enrolled at the University of San Francisco, graduating with honors while receiving his M.A. in Sports and Fitness Management.
In 2003, Ryan began his coaching and teaching careers at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. From 2008 – 2010. Ryan was the head coach at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, CA. In 2010, the program won its first CIF tournament game and league title in the school's history, while Ryan earned league Coach of the Year accolades. Again winning Coach of the Year accolades, this time in 2011 while directing Santa Barbara City College team to the college's first playoff win and super regional appearance in SBCC history. From late 2011 to 2014 he has been working in Major League Baseball as the Cleveland Indian's Southern California Area Scouting Supervisor.
Ryan currently resides in Huntington Beach, California.