Marsh Ryman

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Marshall W. "Marsh" Ryman (June 26, 1910 – January 31, 1992) was a collegiate hockey coach and athletic director at the University of Minnesota. Ryman played baseball and hockey for Minnesota and was the hockey team captain for the 1931–32 season.[1] Ryman coached the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey team in the 1955–56 season to a 16–12–1 record while John Mariucci coached the United States national men's ice hockey team at the 1956 Winter Olympics.[2] Subsequently, Ryman served as the national team coach himself, from 1958–59.[3] in 1960, Ryman was a referee at the 1960 Winter Olympics.[4] Later, Ryman became the Gophers' athletic director from 1963 to 1972, when the University forced Ryman to resign.[5] He won the 1972 George Eldridge Distinguished Service Award for his work in that position.[6] In 1978, he was elected to the National Association of College Athletic Directors Hall of Fame.[7] Ryman died of pneumonia in St. Louis Park, Minnesota in 1992. He is interred in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.[8]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Minnesota Golden Gophers (WIHL) (1955–1956)
1955–56 Minnesota 16–12–1 11–10–1 4th
Minnesota: 16–12–1 11–10–1
Total: 16–12–1

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Golden Gopher Team Captains"[permanent dead link]. Access Date August 8, 2008.
  2. ^ "Marsh Ryman Career Record". Access Date August 8, 2008.
  3. ^ Pheifer, Pat. "Former Gophers AD Marsh Ryman dies." Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 31, 1992.
  4. ^ Associated Press. "Ex-Gophers A.D. Ryman Dies of Pneumonia at 81." St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 1, 1992.
  5. ^ "Warmath, Ryman Said Out." Washington Post, November 27, 1971.
  6. ^ "George Eldridge Distinguished Service Award". Access Date August 8, 2008.
  7. ^ Associated Press. "Ex-Gophers A.D. Ryman Dies of Pneumonia at 81." St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 1, 1992.
  8. ^ Pheifer, Pat. "Former Gophers AD Marsh Ryman dies." Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 31, 1992.