There are Ten Decades of Irish Hall of Famers.
Now they have a home.
For more than 94 years, Father Ryan athletes, coaches, teams and supporters have represented the Irish at the highest levels…locally, regionally, nationally. In August of 2019, many of those outstanding competitors will find themselves in a new place in Father Ryan history: the inaugural class of the Father Ryan Athletic Hall of Fame. Honorees will be recognized for these historic accomplishments and as a further celebration of our tradition of faith, knowledge and service. The first class will be inducted before our home football opener in August 2019 in a special ceremony on the campus. 

The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2019 has passed, but you may continue to nominate individuals and teams for future consideration. 

Nomination Criteria

You may nominate someone for induction into the Father Ryan Athletics Hall of Fame using the form below.  Nominees can be alumni, teams, coaches or contributors who have been involved with Father Ryan Athletics. Each nominee must meet the following criteria and eligibility requirements:

  • The nominee's contribution and dedication to Father Ryan can be clearly defined.
  • The nominee is an upstanding member of their community. (Service/charity/professional accomplishments will be weighed, but are not mandated for induction.)
  • A former student-athlete or team is eligible 10 years after their Father Ryan graduation.
  • A coach is eligible two years after he/she retires or leaves Father Ryan.
  • A contributor, defined as any individual who does not fit into one of the aforementioned categories but has made outstanding contributions to Father Ryan Athletics and has helped bring excellence and distinction to the Father Ryan Athletic Department.
The Hall of Fame Selection Committee will review and weigh the merits of each nomination and begin the process of selecting our inaugural class, which will be inducted in August 2019.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Nominations are being received now for consideration in the Class of 2020 and beyond. We invite everyone in
Ryan Nation to submit your nominees.
(e.g. 1979-1989)