The 2007-18 USA Basketball Women's National Team athletic trainer, Edward J. Ryan III also serves as the director - Athletic Medicine for the Andrews Institute providing service to the United States Tennis Association’s players at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida. He leads a team of providers in delivering performance medical services through a partnership between the Andrews Institute, Nemours Children’s Health System, and the U.S. Tennis association. Additionally, he serves as a healthcare and management consultant to the Ferris Mfg. Corp., the makers of PolyMem and SportsWrap.
As the medical coordinator for the historical 1995-96 USA Basketball Women's National Team and the athletic trainer for the 1999-2000 USA Basketball Women’s National Team, Ryan oversaw the medical staff assigned to the U.S. team and often traveled with the squad as the athletic trainer, including for the 2000, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Teams.
He has been involved with USA Basketball teams for well over three decades for numerous national and international events, including as the USA Basketball Women’s National Team’s athletic trainer for four of the past five FIBA World Championships, the 1990 Men's World Championship, and has been involved with the medical staff at additional USA Basketball trials and training camps.
Ryan served as the medical director and head athletic trainer for numerous events, including the 2006 and 2002 Winter Olympics, 2004, 1996 and 1992 Summer Olympics, 1998 Winter Paralympics, and the 2011, 2003, 1999, 1995 and 1991 Pan American Games.
A 21-year accomplished member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Sports Medicine staff, Ryan began his tenure with the USOC in 1985 as the head athletic trainer at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Marquette, Michigan, before he accepted the position as senior athletic trainer for the USOTC in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1990. He was elevated to manager of sports medicine for the USOC in 1991 and promoted to director of sports medicine in 2000, where he led all aspects of the USOC's sports medicine department through 2006.
Ryan also has worked closely with USA Team Handball and U.S. Track & Field at various international competitions.
Graduating in 1980 from Northeastern University with his bachelor's of science in physical education, Ryan completed his master's of science degree in exercise and sport sciences at the University of Arizona in 1985.
Ryan, an accomplished speaker and author, is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Inc. and the Athletic Trainer Association of Florida.
A native of Salem, Massachusetts, Ryan currently resides in Florida.