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derek ryan

Head Coach: Performance Academy Winter 18-19

Varsity Coach, Heritage High School

4A West Coach of year 4A and Runner-up Coach of year in 2016

Derek has been coaching with Beyond Sticks for 2 years but has coached with our Partner Loudoun County League for 4 years! We are very lucky to have him and has been an incredible effective and popular coach in our programs.

Growing up in Argentina, Derek was surrounded by Field Hockey (including men playing field hockey). Field hockey was part of his curriculum at school so he began playing in goal. He played in Argentina for St. Georges College and played  each summer for Associacion Aleman de Quilmes. Derek has been coaching field hockey for over 10 years and still plays as an adult. Derek is a guidance counselor when we aren’t calling him to coach with us.