Veteran coach Doc Ryan is in his 12th year with friend and colleague Steve Konchalski after having worked together on the Canadian National Team coaching staff for a dozen years. Doc brings 25 years of U SPORTS head coaching experience to the X-Men, having coached the Dalhousie Tigers (men) for eight years and the StFX X-Women for 17 years.
An outstanding player, he was an All-Canadian at UQTR (where he led the nation in scoring) and an AUAA all-star at StFX, as well as being a member of the Canadian Olympic team in 1980. Doc holds two degrees from StFX (BA and BEd) and an MA (Kinesiology) from Dalhousie. He is currently a full-time teacher at East Pictou Middle School.