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Ryan Named to OWU Men's Lacrosse Coaching Position

June 23, 2000

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Sean Ryan, interim men's lacrosse coach at Ohio Wesleyan University, has been named head coach of the program, it was announced by athletics director Dr. Jay Martin.

"I'm very happy and excited for this opportunity," Ryan said. "I feel that I've proven myself in my first year and I look forward to continuing the winning tradition at Ohio Wesleyan. We have a strong recruiting class coming in and I'm happy that they're coming to play for me."

Ryan guided the Battling Bishops to a 14-4 record in 2000. Ohio Wesleyan shared the North Coast Athletic Conference championship with a 4-1 record, was ranked No. 9 in the final USILA Division III poll and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Five Ohio Wesleyan players were named to the STX/USILA Division III All-America teams and 10 were named to the All-NCAC teams.

"Having all that happen in my first year of coaching makes me extremely excited for what the future can hold," Ryan said. "The support I received from the administration this year was absolutely wonderful and I look forward to working together with them."

"Sean took on a program in a difficult situation and did very well," Martin said. "He had strong support from students, parents, and the administration because of the job he did this spring, and we felt he deserved to have the job on a full-time basis."

Ryan was an assistant coach on Ohio Wesleyan's 1999 team, which went 12-4 and advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs. He made his coaching debut as an assistant at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1998. Ryan is a 1997 graduate of RIT, where he a 3-year starter at attack for the Tigers.

Ryan is a native of DeWitt, N.Y.