first year as the Canyon Crest Academy
Head Coach after spending last year coaching at Torrey Pines High School
team finished with a 20-3 record.
He founded Catch and Throw, a catching instruction, information, and conditioning company, in late 2005 and started conducting comprehensive catching camps in the summer of 2006.
Catch and Throw
was formed to provide quality professional catching instruction for the health and performance of catchers.
He works catching camps for USC baseball, Las Vegas Baseball Academy, and is the catching consultant for many travel teams across the country.
also speaks nationally at coaches conventions about all aspects of catching, blocking, throwing, conditioning, and strategy.
has appeared on the popular television show Sports Science as an expert, was a player model for the Midway Games video game MLB Slugfest 2003 and 2004, and has written for Super Series Magazine and Webball.com
An associate scout for the Baltimore Orioles, Ryan was the Director of Operations, Director of Baseball Operations, and Instructor for the National Pitching Association from 2002-2007.
was responsible for the day to day operations and in charge of the NPA Performance Center and Motion Lab
has contributed to the NPA website and is currently an NPA Pitching Coach leading camps and clinics along with private instruction.
and Tom House have traveled across the country conducting pitching clinics for thousands of athletes each year.
Prior to joining the NPA full time in the fall of 2003, Ryan
helped Tom coach pitching clinics in San Diego and not only taught, but has caught numerous Major League pitchers including future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson.
Each year Ryan
works with over 1,000 pitchers, coaches, and parents while conducting pitching camps and clinics.
personally worked with 14 players who were drafted in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.
also works with several professional players every off-season.
For 6 years he
has spoken nationally on pitching mechanics, conditioning, and strategy.
also works with pitchers at all levels to maximize their usable strength, mechanics, and performance.
Before joining the NPA, he was a catcher at Larkin High School (Elgin, IL) where he was a Mizuno Honorable Mention All-American, set a school record for RBI in a season, and was a part of 3 state championship teams (Babe Ruth '91, American Legion '93 and Lombard Orioles 94').
After high school he
accepted a scholarship to the University of Iowa
was a four year starter.
Next played professionally for 8 seasons with the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and in independent baseball where he
was an All-Star.
For three off-seasons, Ryan was a traveling instructor for Baseball Factory, a college recruiting company, based in Columbia, MD, where he managed several showcase teams and taught hitting and catching across the nation.
He also has taught for many organizations, camps, and baseball academies and is a consultant for Bedinger's Bullpen, a baseball academy, in Joliet, IL.
coached highly competitive travel baseball teams out of Rancho Santa Fe, CA and Del Mar, CA that prides itself in the health and performance of all of its players.