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Sean Ryan

  • position Analyst
  • position Analyst

Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan begins his first season with the Gamecock football program serving as an offensive analyst.

Ryan comes to Columbia after spending a number of years in the NFL, primarily as a quarterbacks coach. He mentored such standouts as Deshaun Watson in Houston, Matthew Stafford in Detroit, and Eli Manning in New York, and tutored 2014 A.P. Offensive Rookie of the Year Odell Beckham Jr.

Prior to joining the Gamecocks’ staff, Ryan served as the Carolina Panthers’ quarterbacks coach for two seasons after stints in Detroit as the quarterbacks coach (2019-20) and Houston as the wide receivers (2016) and quarterbacks (2017-18) coach. He also spent nine seasons (2007-15) in a variety of roles with the New York Giants.

During his nine seasons (2007-15) in New York, Ryan helped the Giants to victories in Super Bowl XLII (2007) and Super Bowl XLVI (2011). During that nine-year run he started in an offensive quality control role (2007-09), before stints with the wide receivers (2010-11, 2014-15) and quarterbacks (2012-13).

Ryan returns to the college ranks for the first time since working as the recruiting coordinator, running backs coach and junior varsity head coach at Harvard in 2006.

His coaching career began in the college ranks as the quarterbacks coach at Siena College in 1997.

His previous coaching stops at the college level also included assistant coach positions at Albany (1998-99), Colgate (2000), Boston College (2001-02) and Columbia (2003-05).

A native of Hudson Falls, N.Y., Ryan played defensive back and linebacker at Hamilton College, graduating in 1994. He later earned a Master’s degree in higher education administration from Albany.

Ryan and his wife, Jenni, have three daughters, Cecilia, Frances and Lillian.