Sean Ryan    
Sean Ryan has led Benedictine to the Virginia Independent Schools state playoffs in nine of his 10 years, including a VIS State Championship run in 2010. Over the past five seasons, the Cadets have gone 98-40 (.710) with three trips to the state title game. Ryan has compiled a record of 165-94 (.637) in 10 seasons at Benedictine; he previously led the program at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for two seasons. 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, batting 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 currently works for public relations firm The Hodges Partnership in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom. A native of Atlanta, he also is the co-founder and editor of, among the most comprehensive college baseball websites in the country. Ryan is the immediate past chair of the advisory board of The Salvation Army Central Virginia Area Command, the vice chair of the board of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond and a board member of Commonwealth Community Trust. He was named one of Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2011 for making a difference in the Richmond community. Sean and his wife Chelsea and children William, Ben and Harper reside in Richmond’s West End.

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