Greg Ryan

NCCP: Level IV / V certified
Coaching Experience: 39 years
Playing Career:
Education: BEd. & Masters – Art & Science of Coaching – University of Calgary
Marital Status: Married with 4 children

Greg is a long time icon in the world of Alberta Volleyball. A Chartered Professional Coach holding a Master Coach designation with the National Coaches Certification Program in Canada. He has coached with the Canadian National Team, at the University of Calgary and at Montana State University-Northern. His involvement at the men’s volleyball level has made a significant contribution to the development of the sport in Alberta. Greg was born and raised in Calgary and currently resides in Camrose.

  • Greg is the current Chair for the National Indoor Committee with Volleyball Canada
  • Most recently Greg Completed a two yea (2017-2019) stint as Head Coach of the University of Alberta-Augustana Women’s Volleyball Team. In the two years that he coached the team progressed from 13th  to 4th in the league.
  • Greg Was inducted into the Alberta Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2014, his first National Championship team was inducted into the Dino Hall of Fame in 2017.
  • Coached in various capacities with Canada’s National Volleyball team for 20 years. Has coached Internationally 4 times in the World Student Games. His best finish was 7th in the world at the world student games in 2003 in Daegu, South Korea.
  • Head Coach at Montana State University-Northern – Varsity Women (2006 – 2008)
  • Head Coach University of Calgary – Varsity Men (1986 – 2006), Was selected 5 times at Canada West Coach of the Year (1988, ’89, ’91, ’92 & 93), National Coach of the Year (1986), National Champions 1989 & 1993
  • Was selected as an Honored Athletic Leader by the Calgary Booster Club in 2001
  • More than 10 of his athletes have competed for Canada and played professionally in Europe
  • His teams have medaled 10 times at national championships in 3 different age categories, winning 5 national championships
  • Head Coach University of Calgary – Varsity Women (1985), assistant coach (1980 – 1984)
  • Social Studies Teacher – Calgary Board of Education (1980 – 1987)

Testimonials

My daughters started working with Mr. Ryan at the U13 level when he acted as their club coach. His focus was clearly on skill development for all players giving them very solid fundamentals to work from while discovering the joy of the sport of volleyball. They have continued to work with him for the past 4 years developing their skills to a level now that each now plays on Division 1 level teams in club volleyball. He is passionate about developing each player to the best of their ability through strong foundations in fundamental basics and building each players individual skills from that base toward a high level of play. He is able to see small errors in form and function which when corrected, lead to large gains for the athlete. He believes in making each player as good as they can be, to give them the skills they need to succeed at the sport and always maintain the love of volleyball. I would recommend him for an athlete of any age or level for volleyball skill development and passion for the game.