Bulldogs News · Meet Coach Ryan

Hi, I’m Coach Ryan. I’ve been working with student athletes as a wrestling coach at Burke for about three years now. I believe wrestling is the most democratic and accessible sport. While wrestling requires a bit of toughness and skill, anyone willing to learn can be successful. And anyone can make the team as long as they want to work hard! My motto for school, sports, and life is “focus on the process, not the result” (since consistent hard work always brings results).  I love working with students and serving downtown Charleston’s only traditional public high school!  


I have taught social studies at Burke since 2016 and previously taught in various history departments at the college level (Occidental College, UCLA, and the College of Charleston).