Rich Ryerson – Business Development Director
National Business Development Director-Rich Ryerson will use his Master’s in Public Administration and MPS Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership to drive the Business Development arm, in order to enhance the impact and financial stability while intentionally helping to grow the program. Rich spent 10 years as UNLV Men’s coach, spearheading the effort to save the program from elimination due to state budget cuts in 2010. Rich secured and raised over $2.5 million dollars, earmarked specifically for the UNLV soccer program. Rich was instrumental in the creation of the 501c3 UNLV Rebel Soccer Foundation which will ensure the sustainability of both the Men’s and Women’s programs. Rich had a tremendous playing career and served as the Athletic Director at the Palm Valley School prior to UNLV. Rich has a passion for education and soccer and will use his experience to help reach the goal of serving 10,000 participants by World Cup 2026.