Ryan Shea
Ryan Shea

Hometown:
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Position:
Graduate Assistant Coach

Experience:
4th Season


Ryan Shea joined the University of Memphis staff after a strong career as a player and coach at Viterbo College in LaCrosse, Wisc.

He earned his bachelor?s degree, double majoring in business marketing and management in May of 1999.

The Council Bluffs, Iowa, native had a four-year playing career at Viterbo that ended in 1997. Following his playing days, Shea joined the Viterbo coaching staff as an assistant.

Shea assisted in all aspects of the Viterbo program and served as the school?s interim head coach in the spring of 1998. In the fall of 1998, his first full season as a coach, the V-Hawks went undefeated in conference play and advanced to the regional finals.

Shea served as the V-Hawks team captain during his junior and senior seasons, leading them to back-to-back Midwest Classic Conference Championships. A defender, Shea was named first-team all-conference in 1997 and was selected honorable mention all-conference the year before.

Shea was a four-year starter and a two-time all-city conference selection at St. Albert High School in Council Bluffs. He was named the team?s MVP and the City Player of the Year during his senior year.

Shea earned his National Coaching Diploma through the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in July of 1999 and his Advanced National Diploma in June of 2000. He also works with youth soccer in the Mid South through the Germantown Fury soccer program. The 24-year old is single and has two siblings. His parents Dennis Shea and Patsy Swig still reside in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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