Ryan McWilliams commences his eighth season as a cross country assistant coach and an associate head coach in track & field, entering his 10th season overall in 2018-19.
McWilliams, who works primarily with the sprinters, jumpers and multi-eventers, served as a graduate assistant for the Seawolves for two seasons before being promoted to assistant in 2012. McWilliams was again promoted in 2016, this time as an associate head coach .
Since his promotion in 2012, McWilliams has helped produce three NCAA champions, including guiding then-sophomore Cody Parker to UAA’s fourth NCAA individual title with a GNAC-record toss of 255-10 in the javelin in 2013. McWilliams also led then-senior Cody Thomas to the NCAA title in the decathlon at the 2016 outdoor championships.
With indoor and outdoor combined, McWilliams has helped oversee 112 All-America certificates.
In 2013, McWilliams received his first U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year honor for the women's outdoor team, before capturing the same honor for the 2014 indoor slate. He garnered his third honor in 2016, after leading the men’s team to their first outdoor GNAC team title.
McWilliams joined UAA after a decorated career at Angelo State University from 2005-09. From Alpine, Texas, McWilliams registered six top-10 finishes at the NCAAs as a student-athlete, including three All-America honors in the decathlon and two in the 110 hurdles.
The Rams’ team captain ended his career with a runner-up finish in the decathlon, seventh in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the mile relay at the 2009 NCAA Div. II Championships.
McWilliams graduated from Angelo State in 2009 with a major in kinesiology and exercise science and earned a master’s degree in public health from Alaska Anchorage in 2016.
He and his wife, Amber, have two children.
|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Angelo State|