Ryan Tanoue

Ryan Tanoue - Pistol - Ohio State Buckeyes

position Head Coach, Rifle; Director of Shooting Sports

Alma Mater Nevada, 2005

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  • Promoted to the Director of Shooting Sports in Sept. 2017
  • Named Head Rifle Coach prior to the 2012-13 season
  • Led the Buckeyes to three consecutive NCAA Championships appearances from 2016-18 after Ohio State had made just one appearance previously (1991)
  • 2016 NRA National Coach of the Year
  • Captured the WIRC Championship in his first season guiding the Buckeyes (2012-13) and last year of the conference
  • Six different Buckeyes have earned All-American honors during the Tanoue Era
  • Ariel Hall qualified for the 2020 NCAA Championships under the guidance of Coach Tanoue
  • U.S. National Team member in 2003 and was a medalist at six-consecutive U.S. National Championships and a two-time national champion
  • Enjoyed continued success at the international level, winning the 2005 Munich World Cup and Beijing Olympic Quota Place
  • Served as Volunteer Assistant Coach at his alma mater, the University of Nevada, for six years prior to coming to Columbus
  • 2002 NCAA Air Rifle individual champion
  • Seven-time All-American for the Wolf Pack from 2002-05, capturing four air rifle and three smallbore rifle awards
  • Three-time team captain for Nevada head coach Fred Harvey completed his master’s degree in Psychology
  • While pursuing his master’s degree, Tanoue gained valuable teaching and research experience in the field of psychology
  • Native of Honolulu, Hawaii, was a graduate teaching assistant for a pair of classes and an instructor for 10 psychology courses over the last four years
  • Also a research assistant in the memory and brain lab and cognitive neuroscience lab at Nevada while publishing multiple abstracts and a chapter on cognitive disorders in “The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior”
  • After earning his master’s degree in 2011, Tanoue began working on a Ph.D. in cognitive and brain science
  • Helped team members develop new training techniques, oversaw daily team training sessions and assisted in trip organization and match preparation as the Volunteer Assistant Coach

Ryan Tanoue Postseason Finishes

Season(s)*Conference Championships Finish
NCAA Championships Finish
2018-194th (PRC)--
2017-184th (PRC)7th
2016-173rd (PRC)7th
2015-163rd (PRC)7th
2014-153rd (PRC)--
2013-144th (PRC)--
2012-131st (WIRC)--

*WIRC = Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference; PRC = Patriot Rifle Conference