Coach Tim Ryan
Coach Ryan was inducted into the FCSAA HALL OF FAME
Coach Ryan named 2013 National Coach of the Year
Coach Ryan led his Patriots to a National Junior College Championship. Coming off a most successful season as Conference, State and National Champions, the Patriots finished the season at 34 - 3. The Patriots broke numerous school records. Coach Ryan was honored as the Mid-Florida Coach of the Year, the Region 8 Florida Coach of the Year, the NJCAA Tournament Coach of the Year and finally the 2013 National Junior College Coach of the Year.
Coach Ryan enters his 13th season as the College of Central Florida men’s basketball coach on a school-record streak of ten consecutive appearances in the FCSAA State Tournament, including a State Championship in 2012-13. Ryan owns a career record of 278-112 and has won six Mid-Florida Conference championships and six Coach of the Year awards. Coach Ryan has averaged over 20 wins the past nine seasons and produced One NJCAA National Player of the Year, Seven All-Americans and Five Conference Players of the Year.
During the summer of 2013, Coach Ryan was asked to participate with USA basketball. He was an on-the-court coach for the 19U team in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Facility. The 19U team went on the win the Gold Medal in Prague.
A former player at New York City's Power Memorial Academy and Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Ryan's coaching career began in 1993 at Clearwater Central Catholic High School, where he spent four seasons coaching teams from the freshmen to varsity level. He was named head coach at St. Petersburg Catholic High School in 1997, and led the program to its first two Pinellas County Private School Tournament championships and the school's second and third appearances in the regional playoffs.
Coach Ryan enjoyed similar results upon his move to the college ranks. He spent three successful seasons as associate head coach at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, where he helped lead the Hawks to an average of 20 wins per season, two state tournament appearances, and a Suncoast Conference championship.
Coach Ryan was also heavily involved with AAU and youth basketball. He guided the Clearwater Piranhas to a 256-54 record, 12 tournament titles and seven national tournament appearances in as many years, the only Florida team to qualify for the national tournament each year over that span. With so much success on the boys side Coach Ryan added a 14 Under Girls AAU team. The team finished 3rd in the State and placed 1st or 2nd in all but two tournaments. Later he coached Greenwave Girls AAU teams. His team placed 2nd in the State AAU Tournament all four years and qualified for the National AAU Touraments. His teams also won a National USSSA tournament. He has coached all ages in recreation leagues teaching the fundamentals of basketball.
Coach Ryan coached at the prestigious Five-Star Basketball Camp in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Tallahassee. He has been running summer basketball camps for over 20 years and has coached hundreds of players who have gone on to play College Basketball.
Ryan holds a Master's degree in psychology from National-Louis University. He is married and has four children.