Building on a legacy of athletic success that extends back to our founding in 1925, Father Ryan claims numerous state and national titles, with 65 team and more than 125 individual championships. More important, Father Ryan develops outstanding student-athletes who have provided memorable sports moments that have energized our fans, shaped sports and changed the social landscape of the South.
An experienced and long-standing roster of accomplished coaches lead 30 interscholastic teams that compete in the TSSAA Division II. This assemblage of athletes and teachers benefit from some of the most outstanding facilities in the area and a devoted fan base that turns out in large numbers to cheer on the Irish at every venue. In addition, the fitness and strength program, available to all Father Ryan students, provides valuable and life-long training in fitness, nutrition and health, and is overseen by our fitness staff.
Visit any one of our many games, meets, or practices, and you will see why Irish fans throughout our history proudly proclaim, “It’s a great day to be Irish.”