Sean Ryan has led Benedictine to the Virginia Independent Schools state playoffs in 10 of his 12 years, including a VIS State Championship run in 2010. Since 2009, the Cadets have gone 133-57 (.700) with three trips to the state title game. In 12 seasons at Benedictine, Ryan has compiled a record of 200-111 (.643); he previously led the program at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for two seasons (9-29).
Ryan was a three-year starter at third base and two-time captain under Coach Ron Atkins at the University of Richmond. He once tied a school record with seven RBI in a game against Radford and was a key contributor to a Spiders team that set a then-school record with 43 wins and reached the NCAA Tournament in 1995. In 164 career games, Ryan totaled 165 hits, battling just under .300 and driving in more than 85 runs in his career. He also was named a Colonial Athletic Association Scholar Athlete for 1995-96.
A former sportswriter with The Richmond Times-Dispatch and sports marketer with Tuff Stuff Publications, Ryan has spent 13 years at public relations firm The Hodges Partnership in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom. A native of Atlanta, he also is the co-founder and editor of CollegeBaseballInsider.com, among the most comprehensive college baseball websites in the country. In 2015 he was a college baseball contributor to The Sporting News.
Ryan is President of the Board of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond. He also has served on the advisory board of The Salvation Army Central Virginia Area Command for about 10 years and is the immediate past chair. He also serves on the board of Commonwealth Community Trust and has volunteered as a soccer and basketball coach at the Tuckahoe YMCA. Ryan was named one of Style Weekly’s Top 40 under 40 in 2011 for making a difference in the Richmond community. He and his wife have three children and reside in Henrico County.
Coach Ryan at Benedictine
2004 – 12-11 (State Quarterfinals)
2005 – 8-15
2006 – 13-11 (State Quarterfinals)
2007 – 17-8 (State Semifinals)
2008 – 17-9 (State Quarterfinals)
2009 – 17-8 (State Final)
2010 – 21-7 (State Champion)
2011 – 22-6 (State Semifinals)
2012 – 23-8 (State Final)
2013 – 15-11 (State Quarterfinals)
2014 – 17-11
2015 – 18-6 (State Quarterfinals)
Total at Benedictine – 200-111 (.643) in 12 seasons
Career Total – 209-140 (.599) in 14 seasons