Ryan joined Fusion in the fall of 2020 as the Head Coach of the 18U Premier team last year which is transitioning to the 18U National Unruh/Greenwood team. Ryan has also added the role of Program Director and Board Member for Fusion as the organization continues to grow and compete at the national level.
Before joining Fusion, Ryan was with the Birmingham Thunderbolts organization for eleven years helping develop young athletes from around the country to compete on a national level and prepare them for their future as collegiate student-athletes. With over seventeen years of coaching and recruiting in travel softball, he has watched players continue to the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, Sunbelt, SoConn, Conference USA, and SWAC with some of those players excelling and achieving All-Conference honors, post season awards and setting school records.
During his time with the Thunderbolts, his teams won the Triple Crown Sparkler, won the Atlanta Legacy, and finished in 3rd place at PGF Nationals. He also assisted with player development, college recruiting, scheduling, event management, game time strategies, scouting, strength & conditioning, softball camps, and provided assistance to other organizational aspects. Before working with the Thunderbolts, he served the Oak Mountain community on the board of directors for Oak Mountain High School boosters and OMYBS for the youth league where he coached softball and basketball.
Years with Fusion: 2
Years Coaching Softball: 17 (Travel and High School)
Fusion Program Director (2021-present)
Fusion 18U National Unruh/Greenwood Head Coach (2021-present)
Fusion 18U Premier Unruh/Greenwood Head Coach (2020-2021)
Birmingham Thunderbolts (2009-Summer 2020)