June 30, 2010

Ryan Resigns as Coach at Ohio Wesleyan

from press release

DELAWARE, OHIO
-- Ohio Wesleyan University Athletics Director Roger Ingles announced today that he has accepted the resignation of Sean Ryan, men's lacrosse coach at Ohio Wesleyan since 2000. Coach Ryan's resignation is effective June 30.

"We appreciate Sean's efforts in maintaining the national prominence of the Ohio Wesleyan men's lacrosse program over the years, and we wish him well in his future endeavors," Ingles said.

"Throughout my time at Ohio Wesleyan, I have been around some amazing people that have meant so much to me," Ryan said. "As I prepare for the next stage of my life, one of my main objectives is to spend more time with my two young children. I wish the university and the men's lacrosse program nothing but the best. It's been an unbelievable honor to coach at OWU for the past 11 years."

In Ryan's 11 seasons as Ohio Wesleyan's head coach, the Battling Bishops won seven North Coast Athletic Conference championships, including a co-championship in 2010, and advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs eight times, including the last six seasons in a row.

Ryan was named NCAC Coach of the Year four-times (2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007). He also coached nine NCAC Player of the Year award-winners, including 23 All-America selections. Ryan leaves OWU as the winningest coach in the history of the Battling Bishop men's lacrosse program, compiling a career record of 111-52 (.681).

Ohio Wesleyan will begin a national search for a men's lacrosse coach in the near future, with the objective of filling the position by the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year, Ingles said.


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