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Will  Ryan

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Assistant Coach

Milwaukee '02


Saul Phillips Announces Coaching Staff Additions

The staff includes assistant coaches Will Ryan, Jason Kemp and Aaron Fuss, and director of basketball operations Jared Swanson

Will Ryan enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Ohio men's basketball program under second-year head coach Saul Phillips in 2015-16.

Ryan joined the Bobcats prior to the start of the 2014-15 campaign after serving as an assistant coach at North Dakota State for seven seasons under Phillips

During his seven seasons in Fargo, Ryan helped lead the Bison to four postseason appearances -- including two berths in the NCAA Championship. In 2013-14, Ryan was instrumental in North Dakota State's historic season, which included a program-record 26 wins and a trip to the NCAA Championship Third Round. The No. 12-seeded Bison upset No. 5-seeded Oklahoma, 80-75, in overtime in the Round of 64.

Ryan is the oldest son of Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan. He played basketball for his father on Wisconsin-Platteville's NCAA Division III national championship teams in 1998 and '99 and also on his father's team at Milwaukee in 2000-01.

Ryan graduated from Milwaukee in December 2002 with a bachelor's degree in educational studies and youth leadership.

He joined the Wisconsin staff in 2002-03 as a volunteer assistant and spent five seasons with the Badgers. He also served as head coach for the Wisconsin Swing AAU team in 2005.

Will and his wife, Emily, reside in Athens with their sons, Owen, Liam and Callen.