Steve Ryan (American football)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Ottawa (KS) (assistant)
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||14–11 (NAIA playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|5 GPAC (2005, 2011–2014)|
|NAIA Football.net National Coach of the Year (2004)
2x AFCA Region 4 (NAIA) Coach of the Year (2005, 2011)
3x GPAC Coach of the Year (2004–2005, 2011)
Steve Ryan is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, a position he has held since the 2002 football season. Prior to Morningside, Ryan served as an assistant coach at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.
Ryan graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1989 with his undergraduate degree, where he was a four-time letter winner and three-year starter for the Thunder. He earned a master's degree in 1997 from National Louis University.
Ryan took over as the head coach in 2002 and led the Mustangs to a 5–5 season. That inaugural season was considered a success as the Mustangs ended a streak of 15 consecutive losing seasons. Ryan has had only one losing season, 2003. Since that year, the Mustangs have appeared in the NAIA playoffs for nine straight years, including the championship game in 2012. No season has recorded more than three losses.
Ryan's coaching achievements rank him second at Morningside in total wins and first at the school in winning percentage (.760).
Ryan is married and is the father of six children.
Head coaching record
|Morningside Mustangs (NAIA independent) (2002–2004)|
|2004||Morningside||8–3||L NAIA First Round||12|
|Morningside Mustangs (Great Plains Athletic Conference) (2005–present)|
|2005||Morningside||12–1||10–0||1st||L NAIA Semifinal||3|
|2006||Morningside||9–3||8–2||3rd||L NAIA Quarterfinal||13|
|2007||Morningside||9–3||8–2||T–2nd||L NAIA Quarterfinal||11|
|2008||Morningside||10–2||9–1||2nd||L NAIA Quarterfinal||5|
|2009||Morningside||10–2||9–1||2nd||L NAIA Quarterfinal||5|
|2010||Morningside||10–2||9–1||2nd||L NAIA Quarterfinal||5|
|2011||Morningside||9–2||8–1||1st||L NAIA First Round||9|
|2012||Morningside||13–1||9–0||1st||L NAIA Championship||3|
|2013||Morningside||11–2||8–1||1st||L NAIA Semifinal|
|2014||Morningside||11–2||8–1||T–1st||L NAIA Semifinal|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final NAIA Coaches' Poll.|
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