Ryan is a former Bath Rugby player having joined the club on an Academy contract at the age of 18 in 2003. Ryan went on to play for the Senior side for five seasons until he joined Exeter Chiefs at the start of the 2010-2011 season. He retired from professional rugby in 2013 following a season with Wasps and a short stint at London Welsh.
Prior to joining Bath Rugby as a coach in February 2017, Ryan was Head Coach at Cleve RFC where he secured the team’s promotion into National 3 in his first season with the club in 2013. During his time with Cleve RFC he also graduated with a BA Honours degree in Business Management and Leadership from Northumbria University.
As Academy Pathway Coach, Ryan leads on all the U18 activity as well as the AASE programme which is delivered in partnership with Beechen Cliff School.