Ryan resigns head football post at Saint Albert
Posted: 01/08/2020 - by Charlie Narmi
Press Release from Saint Albert Catholic Schools:
Pat Ryan, who has led the football program at Saint Albert for the past two seasons, has announced his resignation from that position.
After spending nine years as an assistant with the Falcons, Ryan compiled a 10-8 record as head coach. He is in his first year as the Director of Curriculum/Principal at Saint Albert Catholic Schools, which factored into his decision.
“I moved into a new role in administration this year, and I was able to work with our administrative team on staying the head coach for one more season,’’ said Ryan, a 2000 Saint Albert alumnus. “But after the season, realizing that the new role is going to be a priority as I move forward, I felt that it was a good time for a transition to a new coach.’’
Ryan, who taught at Saint Albert for 14 years before becoming an administrator, hasn’t closed the door on helping the football program in some capacity.
“Coaching has been part of what I’ve done for the last 11 years now,’’ he said. “I hope that I can keep some sort of smaller role in the program, whether that’s helping out on Friday nights or sneaking down to practice once in a while. I still want to be part of it.’’
Ryan and his wife, Nora, have a son, Patrick, who is a second-grader at Saint Albert.
“Pat has done an excellent job leading our football program,’’ Saint Albert Activities Director Ken Schreiber said. “We believe it is on sound footing moving forward.’’
Ryan remains optimistic for the future of the program.
“We have a big class of seniors returning next year, most of whom have been starting for two or three or even four years,’’ he said. “I feel like whoever takes over is going to have an experienced group of kids, and that will hopefully lead to success next year.