Tom Ryan Steps Down After 15 Seasons as Radnor High Head Football Coach

Radnor High School Head Football Coach Tom Ryan.
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Radnor High School Head Football Coach Tom Ryan.

One of Delaware County’s most respected and likable coaches is resigning.  Tom Ryan, football head coach at Radnor High School, officially resigned Jan. 12 after 15 seasons, writes Matt Smith for PA Prep Live.

“I had 15 great years coaching a lot of great kids,” Ryan said. “I just felt it was time to make a little bit of a change, step away from it for a little bit and give someone else the chance to be a high school head coach at a great place.”

He will continue to teach health and physical education at Radnor High School.

The 54-year-old  was an assistant coach at Upper Darby High School and West Chester University before coming to Radnor in 2007.  

“He has been a total rock star for us, both for our school and our football program,” said athletic director Mike Friel. 

Ryan worked hard to get Radnor’s kids into college football and reversed a 13-season losing streak for the small Central League team.

It had its first winning season in 2015. Since then, Ryan’s teams have won 39 games and made four district playoffs.

Read more at Prep Live about the retirement of Radnor High football coach Tom Ryan.