Ryan Patrick Woerner begins his second season as the men's
basketball Director of Basketball Operations in 2013-14.
In spite of his youth, Woerner brings two years of collegiate coaching experience to the table, arriving in Jersey City from SUNY New Paltz where he served as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator this past season. While at New Paltz, he was responsible for on-court coaching, formulating game plans, individual workouts, and the execution of recruiting efforts. He was instrumental in the development of SUNYAC All-Conference performers Matt Devine and Harris Wichard. Additionally, he spearheaded a recruiting haul that is labeled as the program's largest and most diverse in school history.
In 2010-11, he was one of the youngest assistant coaches in all of NCAA Division I, serving at Cornell
University with the Women's Basketball program. While with the
Big Red during the 2010-11 season, Woerner was tasked with
assisting with recruiting, scouting, on-court coaching, player
development and scheduling. One of his players, sophomore forward
Clare Fitzpatrick, earned All-Ivy League Honorable Mention laurels
following the conclusion of the season.
His path toward becoming a college coach began as a senior at Ithaca College, where he interned with the Cornell men’s basketball team, learning from head coach Steve Donahue’s coaching staff that led the Big Red to the Sweet 16 during the 2009-10 campaign. During the fall of his senior year of college, he worked as a sports marketing intern at American University, and from 2008-10, Woerner served as an Assistant Varisty Basketball Coach at Xavier High School.
Woerner has had extensive experience as a clinician as well. He has worked with camps and clinics put on by Hoop Group, Bob Hurley, Harvard, Columbia, Hofstra, Boston College and West Point.
Also an accomplished philanthropist, Woerner organized the annual Breezy Point Biathlon in 2005 as a high school student, and since its inception, the event has raised more than $50,000 in scholarships for Breezy Point residents.