Ryan grew up in Southern California and spent all of his free time at the beach or playing sports. After graduating from California State University, Long Beach with his Bachelor of Arts in Recreation in 2009, he went on to mentor youth and young adults in Long Beach, Utah and Seattle before returning back to Southern California in 2016.
Ryan played basketball, football, soccer, volleyball and baseball competitively through his youth and was awarded the Coaches Award for Athlete of the Year at San Marcos High School as the only Male Three Sport Athlete. In college, Ryan played Intramural Basketball throughout his four years at California State University, Long Beach, as well as walked on to the Varsity Basketball team at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand while studying abroad.
After moving to Seattle, Ryan directed a teen program that saw over 150 teens each week come through his community center. He was responsible for providing every youth and young adult an opportunity to stay out of trouble and develop life skills. He spent everyday on the court at some point teaching, playing, running tournaments, refereeing, or coaching. Many of Ryan’s kids developed their skills into Varsity athletes at their Middle and High Schools, as well as multiple college basketball players would come train with Ryan in the Summer.
Since basketball is Ryan’s passion, he has used it as a medium to connect with youth and young adults at every level. From teaching 4 year olds the basics of dribbling and passing to mentoring college basketball players about their off the court responsibilities to themselves and their families, Ryan has motivated, challenged, developed and inspired hundreds of athletes to achieve their potential on and off the court.
“I am humbled at the opportunity to work with One on One Basketball throughout Long Beach, South Bay, and Orange County, and my greatest hope is to inspire athletes of all skill levels positively and develop a work ethic that will lead them to success in all future ventures.”