Born and raised in Rochester, NY where he has played hockey since his youth. Ryan played both Division III and Junior College hockey in Western NY. He holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education and is New York State teacher certified in Physical Education.Ryan also has New York State coaching certification and has over 10 years of high school hockey coaching experience.
Away from the rink he enjoys being married with two young daughters, hacking up golf courses, and occasionally mixing in some PS3.
Favorite sports teams: Bills and Orioles.
Favorite athletes: Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Cal Ripken Jr.
Favorite Music: Phish, Grateful Dead, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite TV: Breaking Bad, The Wire, Mad Men, Seinfeld, Simpsons, South Park
Favorite Movie: Dumb and Dumber