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A Tradition of Athletic Excellence

At Father Ryan, our goal is to inspire our student-athletes to use their talents to honor tradition, achieve greatness, and become leaders while being an experience of the living Gospel in and out of the classroom.

Athletic Success Since 1925

Our student-athletes gain valuable experiences and learn lifelong skills, including discipline, selflessness, and teamwork, throughout their time at Father Ryan.


Team State Championships


Individual State Championships


Sports Teams


Student Body Participates in Athletics

Father Ryan 2023 Wrestling Duals State Champions holding trophy

2023 Wrestling Duals State Champions

For the first time since 2017, Father Ryan claimed the Wrestling Duals State Championship, the 26th State Title for Father Ryan's Wrestling program, with a 33-28 victory against Baylor.

2023 200M Medley Relay State Champions

2023 200 Medley Relay State Champions

During the 2023 TISCA State Championship, Parker Lynch '23, Kaitlyn Barnes '23, Gwen Bakker '23, and Lucy Trailov '25 secured Swim's first Relay State Title in the program's history, qualifying them for 1st Team All State and for All American consideration.

Drake Carlson Father Ryan Student Wins Indoor Shot Put State Championship

2023 Indoor Shot Put State Champion

Drake Carlson '23 won the indoor shot put State Title with a PR throw of 58-4, his second indoor State Championship in addition to his State Titles in discus and shot put from the 2022 outdoor season.

Chancery Deane '25 Wins Wrestling State Championship

2023 Wrestling State Champion

Chancery Deane '25 was named 145lb State Champion at the 2023 Wrestling State Tournament. 

Casen Roark '25 Wins Second Wrestling State Championship

2023 Wrestling State Champion

At the 2023 Wrestling State Tournament, Casen Roark '25 was named 132lb State Champion, his second State Title. 

Joe Calvin '24 Wins Wrestling State Championship

2023 Wrestling State Champion

Joe Calvin '24 was named 120lb State Champion at the 2023 Wrestling State Tournament. 

Gwen Bakker '23 Swim State Champion

2023 100 Breaststroke State Champion

At the 2023 TISCA State Championship, Gwen Bakker '23 broke her current Father Ryan School Record for the third time since the Region Championship and qualified for 1st Team All State and All American consideration.

2022 Girls 7's Rugby State Champions

In the second season of the Girls Rugby program, the 2022 7's team claimed the state title, the 7th State Championship for Father Ryan Rugby.

2022 Shot Put & Discus State Champion

At the 2022 State Meet, Drake Carlson '23 threw 165-8 in Discus and 56-3 in Shot Put to become Father Ryan’s first throwing State Champion in the school’s history.

2022 800M State Champion

At the 2022 State Meet, Ciro Albamont '22 ran a 1:57.96 in the 800-meter race to be named State Champion. 

Teams & Schedules

Explore the 31 athletic teams offered at Father Ryan, and mark your calendars to cheer on the Irish.

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Tickets & Passes

Purchase tickets, season passes, and parking passes to cheer on the Irish.

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Athletic Livestream

Cheer on the Irish from home by viewing our free livestream of home athletic events.

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Jim Carell Alumni Athletic Complex & Giacosa Stadium

Home to the Irish Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, and Track & Field teams. Giacosa Stadium features permanent seating for 2,300 and the latest in field turf design and technology. Built through the generous support of Jim Carell ’54, Father Charles Giacosa, and countless Father Ryan alumni and supporters, these facilities serve Father Ryan and the entire community.

Jim Carell Fitness Center 

Features a state-of-the-art weight training center for all students to improve their performance and their health. The Jim Carell Fitness Center includes a therapy room, meeting space for classes, boys and girls locker rooms, and Victory Hall, featuring trophies earned throughout our history.

Catignani-Drennan Fieldhouse 

Features three full-sized basketball courts in the Leo Long Gymnasium, the Patrick Simpson ’74 Wrestling Facility, the Jim Carell Fitness Center, locker rooms, and coaching offices. The facility is named after two legendary Irish coaches, Louis J. Catignani ’44 and Joseph T. Drennan ’57.

Leo Long Gymnasium 

With three full-sized basketball courts, Leo Long Gymnasium is home to Irish Basketball and Volleyball. This facilty is named after Father Ryan's first Athletic Director and Coach.

Patrick Simpson '74 Wrestling Facility

Named for the long-time coach who wrestled on the ’74 championship team and has produced 100+ State Champion wrestlers, the facility adds 3,000 square feet of space to the wrestling arena.

Strength & Conditioning

At Father Ryan, our Strength and Conditioning Department strives to develop a strong foundation in all of our student-athletes by providing the proper education on nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and weightlifting techniques. Our team of trainers and coordinators utilize a speed-strength philosophy based on the Long-Term Athletic Development model to incorporate injury reduction, muscle balance and coordination, strength, speed, agility, conditioning, and reconditioning from injury when necessary.

Led by Coach Kyle Feldman, named the Southeast Regional Coach of the Year by the National High School Strength Coaches Association, all programs are personalized to properly support student-athletes' growth based on sport, ability, and desired outcomes. 

Student athletes lifting weights in the Jim Carell Fitness Center
Student athlete working with the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Student athlete lifting weights
Student athletes working out together
Student athlete working out in the Jim Carell Fitness Center
Student athlete working out
Student athletes in the Jim Carell Fitness Center
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 Next Level Irish

Every year, Father Ryan student-athletes commit to take their athletic talents to colleges and universities across the country. 

"As one who had the honor to compete at the next level, I know the opportunities that await these young men and women. We are proud to share these moments with our students and their families, teammates, and classmates."

Ann Mullins '03 | Director of Athletics

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