Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan - Princeton RugbyChris has been involved with rugby for over 30+ years. He started playing at Conestoga High School in 1980. He continued to play until a torn biceps muscle stopped his career at the age of 39. He played and was selected at every position on the pitch. The clubs he played for include: East Carolina University, Philadelphia-Whitemarsh RFC, Bethlehem RFC, and many touring and invitational sides. Including Atlantis, an invitational US Sevens touring side.

He began coaching while still playing. He has honed his craft under and with a who’s who of American rugby coaches: Goerge Betzler USA Men’s 15s and Philadelphia-Whitemarsh RFC, Peter Stienberg USA Women’s 15s and 7s, Keystone RFC, Ray Cornbill USA Men’s 15s and 7s, Andrew Fautley USA Men’s and Women’s 7s, New York Rugby Club, Al Caravelli USA Men’s and Women’s 7s, Peter Bagetta USA Women’s 15s and 7s, Keystone RFC, Julie McCoy USA Women’s 7s and 15s, Atlantis 7s. And last, but not least Emil Signes Princeton University, USA Men’s 7s, USA Women’s 15s and 7s, Philadelphia-Whitemarsh RFC, Bethlehem RFC, Atllantis RFC.

Chris has won as a head coach or assistant 7 National Championships, placed 2nd three times and third 6 times. He is currently the Head Coach for Atlantis Elite Level Men’s 7s, and also the Head Coach for the Philadelphia Elite City 7s team.

He has been coaching on and off at Princeton since 2005 as an assistant to Emil Signes and became the Head Coach in the fall of 2013 .