|Naperville Central High School||Team captain: 2001-2002, 2002-2003
3 time varsity MVP
Varsity career scoring: 1,293 (finished career as 2nd in shcool history - 3 seasons)
Varsity 3-point scoring: 151 baskets (finished career as 1st in school history - 3 seasons)
Averaged 19.5 points/game & 5.2 rebounds as a senior
Averaged 19.2 points/game & 6.3 rebounds as a junior
Set DuPage Valley Conference single game scoring record - 38 points
All DuPage Valley Conference Selection: 3 years - Twice first team selection
Two time all area honors by Chicago Sun-Times & Daily Herald
Special mention All-State selection by Chicago Tribune
Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All State Selection
Played for Chicago Ferrari & Spirit of Chicago AAU Programs
|Northern Illinois University||Signed athletic scholarship: November 2002
4 time letter winner
Team captain 2007-2008
Coach Ryan is in rare company in terms of basketball experiences and pedigree on both ends of this game... playing and coaching.
From a very high level youth player, to a young skill trainer, to a top player on THE top teams, to a D-1 schoarship player and team captain, to an AAU coach, quickly to a varsity head coach, to PARADISE full time, every experience along the way (both good and bad) has shaped his coaching style and philosophy.
5 year High School coach (4 year Varsity Head Coach)
I teach the fundamentals and basic components of both offense and defense in practice, so that the players can later be inserted into any scheme and perform effectively.
By their level of improvement from the beginning to the end of a season together.
The ability to communicate the game and get more out of players than they thought was possible.
My opponents inspire me because I hate losing