Ryan Rich
Ryan  Rich

Minnetonka, Minn.

High School:
Providence Academy

Last College:
University of St. Thomas

Volunteer Assistant Coach


Ryan Rich is in his first year as volunteer assistant women's swimming coach at Purdue University.

The 2013 Boston Globe swim coach of the year, Rich got his start in coaching in 2005. Since then, he has held numerous positions at both the club and high school levels, most recently serving as the head coach at Mount Alvernia High School and Newton North High School in Newton, Mass. At Mount Alvernia, Rich led the Mustangs -- a team with a 3-34 all-time record -- to a 20-15 mark over three seasons. At Newton North, he led the Tigers from the bottom of the conference to fifth in the state.

Rich's swimmers have broken 20 school and five conference-meet records. He coached 13 conference and two sectional individual champions. At the state meet, Rich led 11 swimmers to Top 10 finishes and his teams to an average 13th-place finish across his seven seasons as a head coach.

A native of Minnetonka, Minn., Rich swam competitively for six years before transitioning to coaching. A graduate of Providence Academy (Minn.), he holds a bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas and a master's degree from Boston College.


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