Ryan began his playing career at Mansfield High School where he was a three-time Boston Globe All-Star, two-time Boston Herald All-star, three-time Hockomock League All-Star and an Eastern Massachusetts All-Star. Ryan went on to attend Springfield College and was starting attack for the pride from 2010-2014. A two-time First Team All-Conference honoree at attack, he finished his career with 96 goals and 54 assists for 147 points, ranking 18th all-time in the program record books. Ryan helped the pride to winning four league championships. Ryan received a degree in Sport Management.
Ryan has since been a head coach at Sharon High School (2015), Dennis Yarmouth High School (2016) and Mass Maritime (2016). Now he is the head coach at UMASS Dartmouth since the 2018 season.
Ryan has been coaching with our high school program and the Cape Cod Kings Youth program for the past five years.