- position Analyst
- position Analyst
Veteran quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan joined the Gamecocks’ staff as an analyst in March of 2023. He has experience coaching in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, New York Giants and most recently, the Carolina Panthers.
Ryan’s first foray into the NFL came with the New York Giants in 2007 when he joined Tom Coughlin’s staff as an offensive quality control coach. He remained with the Giants through the 2015 season. The Giants upset the unbeaten 2007 New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, earning his first Super Bowl ring. In 2010, he was promoted to wide receivers coach. In 2011, the team won a second Super Bowl in four years. In 2012 he was promoted to Giants’ quarterback coach and was put in charge of 2002 first overall pick David Carr and two-time Super Bowl MVP and 2004 first overall pick, Eli Manning. In 2014, Ryan was reassigned to coach the wide receivers when Ben McAdoo was named the offensive coordinator after Kevin Gilbride’s retirement.
In 2016, Ryan was hired by the Houston Texans as the wide receivers coach under head coach Bill O’Brien. He was promoted to quarterbacks coach the following season and held that post for two years.
In 2019, he was hired by the Detroit Lions as the quarterbacks coach under head coach Matt Patricia, and held that position for two years.
In 2021, Ryan began a two-year stint with the Carolina Panthers as their quarterbacks coach under head coach Matt Rhule.
Ryan began his coaching career in 1997 as a quarterbacks coach at Siena College. He then became a G.A. at the University of Albany from 1998-99.
Ryan continued in the collegiate ranks as the running backs coach at Colgate in 2000. He spent two years as a G.A. at Boston College, helping the Eagles win bowl games in each season.
Ryan was an assistant coach at Columbia University for three seasons from 2003-05. In 2006, he was the recruiting coordinator and running backs coach at Harvard.
A native of Hudson Falls, N.Y., Ryan played safety and outside linebacker at Hamilton College, where he graduated in 1994. He also earned a master’s degree from University at Albany.