Director of Coaching
Ryan is a Valley City native, and began playing soccer at a young age here at SVSL. While co-oping with Jamestown Soccer, Ryan was selected to be part of several Region II Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams throughout High School. Ryan has ODP experience playing with Minnesota, South Dakota, Ohio, and North Dakota state select teams. In 2007, he attended Jamestown college where he played 4 years of collegiate soccer and led the Jimmies in goals scored in their 2010 season. Ryan coached as an assistant for the University of Jamestown's Soccer Program for two years and has experience coaching in the NAIA Men's National Soccer Tournament. Ryan has coached for SVSL for 5 years, and brings great experience and enthusiasm to Valley City Soccer.
Byron has been coaching for SVSL since the fall of 2015. He graduated from Cape Henry Collegiate School before going on to play 4 years of college soccer at Old Dominion University in Virginia. Byron has over 10 years of professional soccer experience playing for clubs in Virginia Beach, Cleveland, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Harrisburg. In 2002, he signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks in the A-League; a professional men's soccer league that was once the de facto top professional soccer league in both the United States and Canada.
Byron also has over 10 years of coaching experience at Beach FC (Virginia Beach), Concorde Club (Atlanta), and now with SVSL. His extensive soccer background makes him extremely valuable to our coaching staff and for soccer education in Valley City.