Ryan Hall returned to Redlands as the first full-time Assistant Water Polo Coach in July 2018. He gained quality experience as the Head Men's Water Polo Coach and Assistant Women's Water Polo Coach at McKendree University (IL) for one year prior to rejoining the Bulldogs.
In 2016, he led the USA Olympic Development Coastal Zone Youth Program and specifically coached the boys’ team to a championship at the National Selection Tournament at nearby Riverside Community College.
Hall’s previous stint at Redlands began in 2013 and continued through 2016. As a graduate assistant for both water polo teams, he completed his Master of Arts in High Education. He remained on the pool deck for the subsequent year before taking the job at McKendree.
Prior to coaching at Redlands, Hall gained experience as a teacher and coach in the Pacific Northwest.
As an undergraduate, he competed for the Bulldogs under Head Coach Tom Whittemore. En route to completing his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Hall put together an impressive water polo résumé that culminated in being tabbed the 2007 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Year. He garnered First-Team All-America and First-Team All-SCIAC accolades each season of his four-year career.
Hall’s name remains scattered about the Redlands records book, as he ranks fifth all-time in goals (194), fourth all-time in steals (200), and fifth all-time in ejections drawn (160).
This well-rounded athlete also contributed to the high-octane offense of then-Head Coach Gary Smith’s men’s basketball team that reset multiple NCAA and school records for scoring in 2005-06. Hall later competed for the more traditional style of basketball under Head Coach Jim Ducey in 2007-08.
After graduation, Hall gained international playing experience by competing in semi-professional water polo in Sydney, Australia, in 2009-10.
Hall strives to one day become a head coach at a college in Southern California.
In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, playing pick-up basketball and water polo, and going to the beach. He currently resides in Riverside.