Ryan graduated from Lakeville High School in 2000. After high school, Ryan attended Minnesota State University, Mankato before transferring to the University of Northwestern, where he finished his final two years as the Eagles' third basemen. Ryan has 15 years of coaching experience at the Youth, High School, Legion, Club, and Collegiate levels, including three years as head coach at Prior Lake High School from 2009-2013. Currently, Ryan is working as a recruitment advisor with Elite Sports Advising and as an Associate Scout with the Cincinnati Reds. Ryan and his wife Kerrie live in Shakopee with their three children: Addison, Jack, & Andrew.