Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: (352) 854-2322 ex. 1323
Phone: (352) 427-7435
Email: ryant@cf.edu
  • Career record of 393-155 over 17 seasons
  • Holds All-time win record for the College of Central Florida
  • Inducted into 2014 FCSAA Men’s Coaches Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 2013 NJCAA National Coach of the Year
  • 2013 NJCAA National Champions
  • 2013 NABC Junior College Coach of the Year
  • 2013 FCSAA State Coach of the Year
  • 2013 FCSAA State Champions
  • 2013 USA Basketball On-Court Coach for 19U
  • Nine-time Mid-Florida Conference Champions
  • Nine-time Mid-Florida Conference Coach of the Year
  • 15 FCSAA State Tournament appearances in 17 years
  • Averaged 23 wins per season over 17 years

Tim Ryan finished his 17th and final season as the College of Central Florida’s men’s basketball coach. He led the Patriots to the program's first-ever NJCAA National Basketball Championship in 2013. Coach Ryan has the longest streak of consecutive appearances in the FCSAA State Tournament with 13 appearances. His 393 wins are the most of any coach in powerhouse Region VIII in that time period. Coach Ryan has produced nine All-Americans, four of which were first team.

In 2020, the Patriots finished with a 25-7 overall record and 9-3 in Conference play. The Patriots were Mid-Florida Conference Champs and Coach Ryan was the Mid-Florida Coach of the Year. Waylan Napper was named FCSAA Player of the Year for the State and the Mid Florida Conference. Waylan Napper and Edoardo Del Cadia made the All-State team. Five players were named on Mid Florida Conference teams with Waylan Napper, Edoardo Del Cadia, Lattrell Jones and Angelo Johnson being named first team. Waylan Napper and Angelo Johnson were named to the FCSAA All-Tournament team.

In 2020, Ryan led the Patriots to an NJCAA Top 20 ranking six of 11 weeks, including two Top 15 rankings. In February the Patriots were named Team of the Week by the National Basketball Coaches Association, NABC.  The Patriots also ranked in the Top 10 in the state all 15 weeks, including ten Top 3 rankings. Ryan led his Patriots to his 15th overall state appearance in 17 years.  The Patriots defeated Broward State College in the first round before falling to tournament champions, Gulf Coast State College in the Semi-finals.

As a team Ryan’s squad finished in the Top 3 in the FCSAA in Rebounds per game (43) and assists per game (18.3), while finishing in the Top 10 in: total points per game (86.2), Field goal percentage (46.5), 3 point percentage (34.7) and steals per game ( 8.8).

The Patriots had three players rank in the Top 5 in the State in 10 individual statistical categories. Angelo Johnson finished 1st in the State in 3-point field goal percentage (50.0), 1st in total assists (193), 2nd in assists per game (6.0) and 3rd in total steals (66).  Edoardo Del Cadia finished 3rd in Double doubles (12), 4th in rebounds per game (9.1), 4th in total rebounds (246), and 5th in free throw percentage (81.8). Waylan Napper 2nd in the State in field goals made (215) and total points scored (527).

In 2020 CF Alumni continued with great seasons.  Ivan Gandia-Rosa scored 1,000 points and broke the North Florida school record for assists. He was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Conference. Carlos Dodson at Western Carolina was named First Team All-Southern Conference. Carlos finished the year with 18 Double doubles, 10th in the Nation.

In 2019, the Patriots finished with a 19–13 record.  All four sophomores graduated and moved onto four-year universities, with Quenton Jackson signing with Texas A&M and Jeremy Sheppard signing with Rhode Island.  Jeremy Sheppard was named All State, six players were named on Mid-Florida Conference teams with Jeremy Sheppard and Quenton Jackson being named to first team.  Two players finished in the top 15 for Field Goal percentage and points per game in the State of Florida.  Jeremy Sheppard also finished 7th in the state for 3-Point field goal percentage.

2019 was also a great year for CF Patriot alumni.  Iseoluwapo Jegede (Jegs) won the Division II National Championship in football and signed with the Indiana Colts.  Malik Dunbar played in the NCAA Final four with Auburn University. Ricardo Ratliffe won the KBL championship playing for South Korea. KJ Maura won the Puerto Rican professional championship. Ivan Gandia-Rosa won a silver medal for the Puerto Rican team in the Pan Am games.  Ricardo Ratliffe and Ivan Gandia-Rosa also competed in the World Cup Games in China.  Eddie Polanco was named Rookie of the Year in the Dominican Republic professional league.

In 2018, Ryan led the Patriots to a 25-7 record and their 13th consecutive state tournament appearance. Six players were named to Mid-Florida All Conference teams with Arkansas State signee Canberk “JB” Kus and Western Carolina signee Carlos Dotson receiving all-state honors.  Six players went on to sign with four-year universities. Former Patriot Kevin “KJ” Maura was named Defensive Player of the Year for the America East Conference and was the point guard for UMBC, the No,16 seed that made history by upsetting Virginia, the No. 1 seed of the NCAA tournament.

Ryan had 3 players rank in the Top 5 in the State of Florida in individual statistical categories.  Van Turner Jr. finished Top 3 in 3-point percentage (45.1), Carlos Dotson finished Top 5 in total rebounds (248) and JB Kus finished Top 2 in total blocks (70) and Top 5 in blocks per game (2.2).

In 2017, Ryan led the Patriots to a 23-8 overall record and a runner-up finish in the Mid-Florida Conference.  He led the Patriots to their twelfth-straight state tournament appearance, falling to eventual 2017 NJCAA Runner-Up Eastern Florida State College.  All four sophomores went on to sing with four-year institutions, including Malik Dunbar to Auburn University.

In back-to-back seasons (2015-16/2016-17). Ryan had a point guard break the FCSAA single-game assist record.

Ivan Gandia-Rosa broke former Patriot and NJAA All-American KJ Maura’s single-game record by dishing out 21 assists on February 15, 2017 against conference rival Daytona State College.  Gandia-Rosa finished No. 1 in the FCSAA, Top 10 in the NJCAA in total assists (200) and finished second in the state for most assists/game (6.5).

In 2016, Ryan led the Patriots to its 14th conference title, eighth of his career at CF, sharing a piece of the title with Daytona State College. They finished the season 23-8 overall, 6-3 in conference. Ryan also took the Patriots to its 11th consecutive state tournament and produced a national-best eighth NJCAA All-American in KJ Maura. Maura broke the FCSAA single-game assist record (20), finishing No. 1 in the state and nation for most assists per game (9.8) and total assists (304). As a team, CF finished No. 2 in the state for most assists per game and No. 3 for lowest defensive field goal percentage.

In 2015, Ryan led the Patriots to a runner-up finish in the Mid-Florida Conference and the program’s tenth-straight FCSAA state tournament appearance.  As a team, the Patriot’s men’s basketball team finished Top 5 in the state in points per game. 

In 2013, Coach Ryan was asked to participate with USA basketball. He was an on-the-court coach for the 19U team in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Facility. The 19U team went on the win gold in Prague.

A former player at New York City's Power Memorial Academy and Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Ryan's coaching career began in 1993 at Clearwater Central Catholic High School, where he spent four seasons coaching teams from the freshmen to varsity level. He was named head coach at St. Petersburg Catholic High School in 1997 and led the program to its first two Pinellas County Private School Tournament championships and the school's second and third appearances in the regional playoffs.

Ryan enjoyed similar results upon his move to the college ranks. He spent three successful seasons as associate head coach at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. There he helped lead the Hawks to an average of 20 wins per season, two state tournament appearances, and a Suncoast Conference.

Ryan’s work at CF extends beyond the basketball team as he is the coordinator of CF’s intramural sports program and runs the popular CAMP PATRIOT basketball camp for local youth annually in Spring, December and the summer months.

Ryan holds a master's degree in psychology from National-Louis University. He and his wife, JoAnne, have four children, Tim, Nicole, Veronica and Tommy. He also has a  daughter-in-law Matti and a granddaughter Brooklyn Rose.