Home » Education » Coaching Academy » Coaching Academy Staff » Sue Ryan

National Staff

Sue Ryan


Head Women's Coach, Stony Brook University


How did you first become involved with the NSCAA?
Jeff Tipping invited me to a coaching school after meeting me at a soccer camp.

Why do you continue to stay involved with the NSCAA?
It is the largest and best coaching organization in the world.

Why do you like teaching NSCAA courses?
It is great professional development.

What is your favorite NSCAA course to teach and why?
The National Diploma - I feel most coaches who attend these courses are truly there to further their knowledge for their players.

What is the best thing about the NSCAA Academy?
The rapport of the candidates and staff. Everyone learns from each other.

Who is your all-time favorite player?
Michelle Akers, US Women's National Team - because of her courage and leadership

Who are/were your mentors in soccer?
All my coaches throughout my life.

Who are your mentors in the coaching profession?
Charlotte Moran

What advice would you give to young coaches?
Be patient. Don't try to do too much too soon.

What is your favorite movie and why?
Sound of Music - great songs

What is the last book you read?
It's not About the Bike - Lance Armstrong

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
The President of the United States