Coach Tim Ryan
2014 FCSAA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Coach Ryan named 2013 National Coach of the Year
Coach Ryan is now the winningest coach at the College of Central Florida with his 307th win in November of 2016. He led his Patriots to a National Junior College Championship in 2013, finishing that 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, the 2013 National Junior College Coach of the Year. In 2014 Ryan was inducted into the Florida College System Activities Association Hall of Fame. Coach Ryan completed his 15th season as the College of Central Florida men’s basketball coach on a school-record streak of 13 consecutive appearances in the FCSAA State Tournament, including a State Championship in 2012-13. Ryan owns a career record of 349-135 and has won eight Mid-Florida Conference championships and eight Coach of the Year awards. Coach Ryan has averaged over 20 wins the past 13 seasons and produced One NJCAA National Player of the Year, Eight All-Americans and Eight 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, YBOA and USSSA youth basketball for both boys and girls. 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 25 years and has coached hundreds of players who have gone on to play College Basketball and professional basketball overeas.
Ryan holds a Master's degree in psychology from National-Louis University. He is married and has four children.