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This profile was last updated on 6/9/10  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Southern Indoor Football League


  • Bachelors Degree , Sociology
    University of Connecticut
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Official Site of the Lafayette Wildcatters - Southern Indoor Football League, 9 June 2010 [cached]
"Lexie already has a strong portfolio, but this experience will make it stronger," said SIFL Director of Communications Dan Ryan.
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Dan Ryan serves as the Director of Communications for the Southern Indoor Football League, bringing over 20 years of sports communications experience to the start-up organization.
He comes to the SIFL after a brief stint with the Frisco Thunder of the Intense Football League, where he focused on establishing the team's presence in one of the nation's most challenging media markets. Prior to that, he was Director of Communications for the World Indoor Football League in addition to handling team-level PR for two Daytona Beach (Fla.) teams.
A proud alumnus of Bethune-Cookman University, Ryan worked in both the sports information and public relations offices. He has hosted the football pre-game show and contributed as a producer for both the gameday radio broadcast and the coach's television show.
Dan J. Blum will serve as ..., 18 Nov 2008 [cached]
Dan J. Blum will serve as Commissioner for the league, Scott Blanchard as Director of Creative Services, Dan Ryan as Director of Communications and Robert Winfrey Director of Operations.
Ryan brings over 20 years of communications experience to the SIFL, having served as the Director of Communications for the defunct World Indoor Football League and on the team level with three different teams in three different leagues. His bylines have appeared in the sports sections of the Dallas Morning, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Orlando Sentinel and USA Today. He has also done game-day production work for NBC and ESPN.
"Indoor football is a sport that goes around in circles. Fortunately, I'm from Daytona Beach where you learn to make a living off other people doing that,' Ryan said.
Ryan To Take "Urban Meyer-type" Sabbatical, 9 Jan 2010 [cached]
Ryan To Take "Urban Meyer-type" Sabbatical Posted on Saturday, 09 January 2010 19:44 E-mail Print PDF
LAKE CHARLES, LA (January 9, 2010) - Southern Indoor Football League Director of Communications Dan Ryan, whose efforts to publicize indoor football have been recognized as one of the premier endeavors of the sport, will begin an "Urban Meyer type" sabbatical effective immediately.
"I need to pull an Urban Meyer while there's still a modicum of love of the sport left in me and to take care of pressing family needs," Ryan said. "I will always consider indoor football a fantastic product that is affordable family entertainment and an opportunity for coaches, staffs and players to showcase their talents."
"My thanks go to SIFL President Thom Hager for allowing me to practice my profession another year and for having both the integrity and the heart to keep attempting to make this sport credible and profitable," Ryan added. "The SIFL staff is the most professional I've ever worked with in indoor football and they too have my thanks and gratitude. But those who continue to keep this sport in a state of convulsion that rivals the BCS-- you have my open and utter disdain."
Ryan launched the SIFL's communication efforts that included the innovative use of social media applications such as Twitter into game day coverage that superseded the efforts of other leagues as well as a weekly e-newsletter and daily content updates and releases that emphasized players and coaches, not league management.
And he did these coordinated efforts 1,500 miles away from SIFL offices in Lake Charles, LA.-- Hager approved a visionary plan that allowed Ryan to perform his duties while being close to his Utah family, which enjoyed the arrival of his step-grandson in April. He kept daily activity with the sport by serving as the play-by-play announcer for web casts for the Utah Valley Thunder of the American Indoor Football Association.
"Not only did I get to be there for the birth of a grandchild, we proved that we can successfully run a communication effort out of a virtual office at a high level of professionalism at optimum cost efficiency," Ryan said. "We were the premier league as far as that aspect goes."
Hager stated, "Dan pulled off something most journalists couldn't even imagine. He was always coming up with creative ideas to keep things fresh. I look forward to his return and his continued dedication to our sport. It's good to see he has his priorities in order."
Ryan previously worked with the Frisco Thunder of the Intense Football League and the Daytona Beach Thunder of the World Indoor Football League. He handled PR efforts for the WIFL and the American Indoor Football League.
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