Father Ryan is a high school, but our community is much larger than that! From camps and clinics to events on campus, there is fun for everyone in family. 

You're never too young to be Irish! Below you'll find information on upcoming camps and clinics, events at Father Ryan, as well as past issues of our monthly newsletter, Junior Irish News.

Camps and Clinics
Events at Father Ryan
Junior Irish News

Events at Father Ryan

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  • August 24 - Nashville Catholic Swim and Dive Meeting

    Nashville Catholic Swimming and Diving Information Meeting
    6th-8th Grade
    August 24, 2021
    Neuhoff Library
    With questions, contact Head Coach Shannon Philbin at coachshan@aol.com
  • September 1 - Father Ryan Distance Classic

    Father Ryan Distance Classic
    4th-8th Grade
    September 1, 2021
    Giacosa Stadium
    Registration begins at 4:30pm, and the first race begins at 5:30pm.
    4th-6th grade will race 800 meters, and 7th-8th grade will race 1600 meters. Runners are asked to wear their cross country uniforms. No entry fee required. Winners will be announced and honored at the October 7 home football game!

    Click here to RSVP

    With questions, contact Coach Robert Kent '74 at kentr@fatherryan.org
  • September 18-19 - Irish Ruggerfest

    Irish Ruggerfest
    September 18-19, 2021
    Giacosa Stadium

    Father Ryan will host its second Irish Ruggerfest the weekend of September 18-19. This event will feature rugby matches on Saturday from 9:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Rugby teams of all skill levels, both boys and girls, will compete, from middle school to adult teams. Of course, your Father Ryan Irish boys’ and girls’ teams will compete against clubs from across the Southeast!

    • Free Admission
    • Food Trucks Both Days
    • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @FatherRyanRugby
    If you have any questions, please contact Tommy Ragsdale at tommy.ragsdale@gmail.com
  • September 26, October 3, & 17 - Boys Basketball Clinics

    Boys Basketball Clinics
    6th-8th Grade
    September 26, October 3, and October 17, 2021
    Catignani-Drennan Fieldhouse

    Click here to RSVP

    With questions, contact Coach Doug Bontrager '81 at bontragerd@fatherryan.org
  • October 1 - Junior Irish Night

    Junior Irish Night
    All Junior Irish welcome
    October 1, 2021
    Father Ryan's Academic Lawn

    Get your costumes ready, Junior Irish, and make plans to join us for our outdoor Junior Irish Night on Friday, October 1 from 5:00-7:00pm on our campus's Academic Lawn.

    Here's the schedule for the evening:

    : Junior Irish Night opens, and Junior Irish are invited to come in Halloween costumes, Father Ryan gear, or dress Hawaiian, our theme announced by the Jungle, our Father Ryan student section.  There will also be swag bags with Father Ryan gear, carnival and lawn games, a DJ, and more!

    6:35pm: Line up with our Student Body as the Marching Band leads them across the bridge to Giacosa Stadium to cheer on the Irish!

    Registration is required in order to secure your swag bag. Click here to RSVP

    Please note: Parent(s) will need to purchase a gameday ticket to enter the stadium. All children who are registered for Junior Irish Night will receive free admission to the game.

    For Father Ryan Gameday parking information, please visit: www.fatherryan.org/gamedayparking

    With questions, contact the Admissions Team at admissions@fatherryan.org
  • October 23 - Nashville Catholic Baseball Tryouts

    Nashville Catholic Baseball Tryouts
    7th-8th Grade
    October 23, 2021
    Father Ryan Baseball Field

    Nashville Catholic Baseball was established in 2004 to give seventh and eighth grade students the opportunity to compete with the top middle school baseball teams each spring. Over 18 seasons, hundreds of student-athletes have played for Nashville Catholic, many advancing to the high school and college baseball ranks.

    Tryouts for the 2022 spring roster will be held on Saturday, October 23. All seventh and eighth grade students are welcome to participate. Registration closes on October 16. Additional details will be provided following registration.

    To register for tryouts, click here
  • October 24 - Middle School Football Clinic

    Middle School Football Contact Clinic
    5th-8th Grade
    October 24, 2021
    5:30 - 7:00pm
    Giacosa Stadium

    Click here to RSVP

    With questions, contact Coach Scott Shaver at shavers@fatherryan.org
  • October 29 - Junior Irish Band Night

    Junior Irish Band Night
    7th-8th Grade
    October 29, 2021
    Giacosa Stadium
    Details to follow upon registration. 

    Click here to RSVP

    With questions, contact Jereme Frey at freyj@fatherryan.org
  • Father Ryan Home Athletic Games

    Father Ryan Home Athletic Games
    All ages welcome

    Click here to view today's schedule or to view a specific team's schedule

Junior Irish News

We distribute this newsletter to our Junior Irish community from September - June on the first Tuesday of the month. It's a behind-the-scenes look at what's going on at Father Ryan, accomplishments from our students and alumni, and upcoming events that may be of interest for Junior Irish families. 

You can view past issues below and sign up to receive the newsletters at the bottom of this page.

Here Come the Irish! (May 2021)

The Entrepreneurial Irish Spirit (April 2021)

Students Helping the Community in Record-Breaking Ways (February 2021)

Adding Some Steam to Academics (February 2021)

Celebrating 50 Years of Women at Father Ryan (January 2021)

A Season to Celebrate (December 2020)

Once, Twice, Five Times Girls Soccer Champions (November 2020)

Another National Merit Record (October 2020

New Year, New Look (September 2020)

We Wish You a Great Summer! (June 2020)

Names and Heads of Houses Revealed (May 2020)

A Special Message from Ryan Man (April 2020)

Next Stop: Notre Dame (March 2020)

Relay Wins National Award (Feb. 2020)

A Year's End to Celebrate (January 2020)

From Father Ryan Classroom to the NFL Locker Room (December 2019)

Relay for Life Wins National Award! (November 2019)

50 Years of Ryan Man (October 2019)

Father Ryan Announces New House System (Sept. 2019)

It was a Great Weekend to Be Irish (May 2019)

Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Marisol Preston

    Mrs. Marisol Preston 

    Director of Admissions
    615-383-4200 x 2239
    Habla EspaƱol.
  • Photo of Erin Riggs

    Mrs. Erin (Baltz) Riggs 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    (615) 383-4200 x 2220