Tom Ryan

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position Head Coach

Alma Mater Iowa, 1993

Career Coaching Dual Record: 270-135-1 (.666)
Ohio State Coaching Dual Record: 161-52 (.756)
Hofstra Coaching Dual Record: 109-83-1 (.567)


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• Led the Ohio State wrestling program to unprecedented heights, capturing the 2015 NCAA National Championship (110.0 points)
• Added 23.5 points to that team total (133.5) to place second at the 2018 NCAA Championships
• NCAA team runner-ups in 2008, 2009, 2017, 2018 and 2019
• Seven top-3 NCAA Championships team finishes and five consecutive (2015-19)
• Top-8 team finishes in 11 of the last 12 NCAAs
• Three-time Intermat National Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2015)
• Two-time NCAA Head Coach of the Year (2009, 2015)
• Three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2015, 2017, 2018) after capturing three B1G titles in four-year stretch (2015, 2017, 2018)
• Coached six different Buckeyes to 12 individual national titles, including four-time champion Logan Stieber and Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder (three-time NCAA champ)
• Mentored 15 Buckeyes to a total of 23 NCAA Finals appearances
• A Buckeye has been crowned Big Ten champion 20 times during the Ryan Era, a number accumulated by 11 different athletes
• Corralled 53 All-American honors in 13 seasons leading the Buckeye program
• Tutored six Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year winners, including five years straight (2014-18)
• Recruited a pair of Big Ten Freshman of the Year honorees
• Thirty-eight NWCA Scholar/Academic All-America recognitions by 18 different recipients
• Ohio State led the country with seven NWCA Scholar/Academic All-Americans in back-to-back seasons (2018 and 2019)
• Since arriving in Columbus, there have been 81 and 22 Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar selections, respectively  (as of 2017-18)
• Head coach at Hofstra University from 1995-2006
• Earned seven conference coach of the year awards as the Pride head coach
• Two-time New York State Coach of the Year
• Led Hofstra to six consecutive conference crowns and a 47-match league unbeaten streak (46-0-1) in dual action during the 2001-06 seasons
• Served as an assistant coach at Indiana University (1992-94)
• Earned bachelor’s degree in education from Iowa in 1993
• He and his wife, Lynette, have four children; Jordan, Jake, Teague and Mackenzie

RYAN’S CAREER RECORD

Year School W L T Conference/Top-10 NCAA Finishes
1995-96 Hofstra 3 12 0 Eighth (ECWA)
1996-97 Hofstra 4 13 0 Seventh (ECWA)
1997-98 Hofstra 11 6 0 Second (ECWA)
1998-99 Hofstra 11 5 0 Second (ECWA)
1999-00 Hofstra 8 8 1 Second (ECWA)
2000-01 Hofstra 8 7 0 First (ECWA)
2001-02 Hofstra 12 6 0 First (CAA)
2002-03 Hofstra 13 7 0 First (CAA)
2003-04 Hofstra 15 5 0 First (CAA)
2004-05 Hofstra 13 5 0 First (CAA)
2005-06 Hofstra 11 9 0 First (CAA)
2006-07 Ohio State 8 7 0 Ninth (Big Ten); 10th at NCAA Championships
2007-08 Ohio State 19 4 0 Fifth (Big Ten); NCAA Runner-up
2008-09 Ohio State 16 2 0 Sixth (Big Ten); NCAA Runner-up
2009-10 Ohio State 18 2 0 Fourth (Big Ten); Eighth at NCAA Championships
2010-11 Ohio State 2 11 0 Eighth (Big Ten)
2011-12 Ohio State 13 4 0 Fifth (Big Ten); Fifth at NCAA Championships
2012-13 Ohio State 11 4 0 Fourth (Big Ten); Sixth at NCAA Championships
2013-14 Ohio State 13 5 0 Fourth (Big Ten); Sixth at NCAA Championships
2014-15 Ohio State 13 4 0 T-First (Big Ten); NCAA National Champions
2015-16 Ohio State 11 3 0 Third (Big Ten); Third at NCAA Championships
2016-17 Ohio State 11 3 0 First (Big Ten); NCAA Runner-up
2017-18 Ohio State 14 1 0 First (Big Ten); NCAA Runner-up
2018-19 Ohio State 12 2 0 Second (Big Ten); NCAA Runner-up
CAREER TOTALS 270 135 1