Mike Ryan (soccer)

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Mike Ryan
Personal information
Full name Mike Ryan
Date of birth (1935-02-14)14 February 1935[1]
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 20 November 2012(2012-11-20) (aged 77)
Place of death Seattle, United States
Teams managed
Years Team
1985 United States Women

Mike Ryan (14 February 1935 – 20 November 2012) was an Irish American soccer coach from Dublin. He was the coach of the 1985 United States women's national soccer team for its first international games in Italy in August 1985. He finished his career by coaching at Nathan Hale High School before retiring in 2012 after having coached for over 60 years.[2][3]


  1. ^ Mayers, Joshua (2012-11-24). "Seattle soccer pioneer Mike Ryan is fondly remembered". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Mike Ryan, Seattle soccer pioneer, dies at 77". The Seattle Times. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Paul (2012-11-25). "OBITUARY: Mike Ryan (1935-2012)". Soccer America. Retrieved 2014-05-21.