Bishop Ryan High School
|Bishop Ryan Catholic School|
|316 11th Avenue NW
Minot, North Dakota, (Ward County), 58703
|Motto||"To Provide an Education in the Spirit of Jesus Christ"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Superintendent||Terry Voiles |
|Hours in school day||7|
|Color(s)||Purple and White|
|Fight song||Notre Dame Victory March|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Athletic Director||Bryan Kramer|
Bishop Ryan Catholic School is a Catholic school in Minot, North Dakota. It is located in the Diocese of Bismarck. The school opened in 1958, and was named for Vincent James Ryan, the second bishop of the diocese (1939–51). Bishop Ryan's campus is at the base of Minot's North Hill, between Minot State University and Broadway (US-83). After the 2011 Souris River flood and the flooding of the Little Flower Elementary campus, the preschool and elementary students were moved to Bishop Ryan, resulting in North Dakota's first Catholic PK-12 school.
Bishop Ryan's mascot is a lion, with the girls' teams referred to as the Lady Lions. The school has sports programs in football, golf, volleyball, tennis, dance, cheerleading, track and field, baseball, softball, basketball, cross-country, and wrestling. The school competes in the Class B division, except for football in Class AA.
Bishop Ryan's first head coach in basketball was a 24-year-old Dale Brown, later the head coach at LSU for 25 seasons (1972–97). Ryan's head coach in football from 1960–1962 was Ron Erhardt, later the head coach for the North Dakota State University Bison, New England Patriots and the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and the New York Jets.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23.[dead link]