|College:||St. John's '76 / '80|
Kevin Ryan will begin his 28th season as men's and women's
diving coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 2012-13. After
the 2003-04 he was named the NCAA Diving Coach of the Year, which
he also received in 1987-88. Ryan was also the 87-88
Metropolitan Conference Diving Coach of the Year and the ECAC
Diving Coach of the Meet after guiding Joel Meyer to NCAA Diver of
the Year honors. He has served as a member of the NCAA Diving
Selection Committee in 2003 and the NCAA Diving Subcommittee for
the past few years.
In 1991 Ryan was honored as the Academy's Coach of the Year. He's guided KP divers to 25 All-America honors and three NCAA Division III National Champions. He has been involved with the Empire State Games for over 20 years - first as a diver, then as the NYC Region coach, and lastly, as State Chairperson coordinating all the diving events at the games in both Syracuse and Buffalo.
Ryan was a member of the St. John's University diving team, where he was Metropolitan Diving Champion as a sophomore on the one-meter board and qualified for Division I Nationals his junior and senior seasons. He graduated from St. John's in 1976 with a B.S. in marketing and in 1980 with a MBA in finance. Ryan has taught at Kings Point as an adjunct professor in both marketing and finance.