Ryan Galloy has been the Director of Sports Medicine at Butler since 2007. He is the primary athletic trainer for men’s basketball and also assists with football as well as serving as site coordinator for the NCAA and Butler University drug testing programs. Ryan also is responsible for directing the overall daily operation of the Butler University Sports Medicine program and its care of all of the student athletes here at Butler. He has been a member of the Butler University Sports Medicine staff since 2004. He first was hired as an Assistant Athletic Trainer from 2004-2006 and then promoted to Associate Athletic Trainer/Rehabilitation Coordinator during the 2006-2007 school year. During those first 3 years at BU, Ryan was the primary athletic trainer for women’s basketball and baseball and assisted with football. In 2007, he was given the women’s basketball team’s “Sixth Man Award” for his service to the team. From 2004-2008 he also worked as an adjunct professor in the College of Education.
During his time at BU, Ryan has had a significant and positive impact on the health and well-being of Butler’s student athletes. He has implemented new programs such as screening echocardiograms for student athlete physicals and on campus injury/illness clinics with team physicians from St. Vincent Sports Performance. Also under Ryan, Butler University Sports Medicine has developed relationships with Athletic Training Education Programs at the University of Indianapolis, Franklin College and Grand Valley State University to allow their athletic training students to obtain clinical experience working with the Butler staff and assisting in providing additional care for Butler student athletes. Through programs like these and the quality staff that Ryan has assembled at Butler Sports Medicine, the medical care and access to it that the Bulldogs receive has never been better!
Ryan has also been involved in the event management aspect of health care while representing Butler University as part of the host medical staff at events such as NCAA men’s basketball final fours (2000, 2010-2011) and NCAA women’s basketball final four (2011). He has also served as host athletic trainer for Horizon League men’s basketball, softball and baseball tournaments throughout his time at Butler. In 2011 he was also selected to serve on the sub-committee for the Butler University NCAA certification self-study. In the summer of 2013 he was invited by the Institute for Collegiate Sports Medicine to be one of eight college basketball athletic trainers across the country to participate in a national focus group meeting on the day to day health care of college basketball teams.
Previous to Butler, Ryan was an athletic trainer at Concordia University-Chicago from 2003-2004. He was the Head Football Athletic Trainer for two seasons and was the primary athletic trainer for their men’s basketball and baseball teams while overseeing rehabilitation for all sports. Additionally, he served as an adjunct professor in Concordia’s Dept. of Human Performance.
From 2002-2003 Ryan served for one year as Head Athletic Trainer at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, California. From 2000-2002 he was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at San Diego State University. While at SDSU, his responsibilities were as the primary athletic trainer for the men’s soccer and baseball teams as well as teaching in their athletic training education program. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education specializing in Biomechanics from SDSU in 2003.
Originally from Lake in the Hills, Illinois, Ryan is a 2000 graduate of Butler University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Athletic Training and a Health and Safety minor. He was named the College of Education’s “Outstanding Student Athletic Trainer” of the year in 2000. He was also a linebacker on the football team from 1995-1998 and was named recipient of the team’s Hilton U. Brown “Mental Attitude Award” as a senior in 1998.
Ryan has been certified as an athletic trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification since 2000. In addition, he has also been certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2001 as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He and his wife, Casey, have been married since 2009 and have a 1 year old daughter named Madelyn.