Ryan McNamee is entering his fourth season as the Director of Player Development for the University of Miami Hurricane football program. The Philadelphia native assists head coach Al Golden and director of football operations Don Corzine in developing, organizing and executing strategies to maintain the day-to-day operations of the football program. McNamee is directly responsible for the Annual Marrow Donor Drive, the Al Golden Football Camps, Walk-On Tryout Coordinator, Strength Staff Liaison, Team Discipline, Team Communications and serves as the liaison to the NFL Scouts and coordinates the Annual University of Miami Pro Timing Day.
McNamee came to Coral Gables after spending four seasons at Temple. He joined the Temple staff in 2007 as the assistant director of football operations before being promoted to Director of Player Development where he spent the 2008-2010 seasons.
A four-year varsity football letterwinner at Gettysburg College, he brings 13 seasons of coaching and administrative experience to the 2014 campaign.
While at Temple, McNamee was responsible for the coordination of the Al Golden Football Camp, Owl Honor Roll, Team Accountability (TAP), and Owl Outreach programs, which flourished under his direction. As the Owls' community service liaison, McNamee, in conjunction with the National Marrow Donor Program and Temple Fox Chase Bone Marrow Transplant Program, directed the inaugural Temple University Marrow Donor Drive, which added 630 new participants to the National Marrow Donor List, setting a new record for signees through the college/university recruitment program.
The football team also set new records by accumulating more than 1,000 hours of community service consecutively during the 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 academic years. The Owls also received numerous team and individual awards under McNamee’s guidance, including The Temple Athletics T.E.A.M. Award (2009, 2010), the Robert P. Levy Community Service Award (2009), Wuerffel Trophy Finalist (Dominique Harris, 2009) and AFCA Good Works Team Member (Amara Kamara, 2010). McNamee also served as the Owls' pro liaison and walk-on tryout coordinator, while assisting with recruiting and special teams.
Prior to arriving at Temple, McNamee served as director of recruiting and special projects at Villanova. He joined head coach Andy Talley's staff in the summer of 2004. With the Wildcats, he was instrumental in assisting with the team’s office, recruiting, video, game day, academic advisement, and summer camp operations. He arrived at VU after working as an assistant football and baseball coach at his alma mater during the 2003-04 academic year.
McNamee earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical science from Gettysburg in May 1999 and played outside linebacker and tight end for the Bullets. He later received a master's degree in health and physical education from Adams State College (Colo.) in December 2000.
In Alamosa (Colo.), he served as an assistant football coach, instructing the Adams State Grizzlies running backs for two seasons. McNamee then returned to the Delaware Valley as a health and physical education teacher at Kinsey Elementary School in Philadelphia from 2001 to 2003.McNamee is a graduate of Father Judge High School, where he captained the football squad. He and wife Valerie have two sons, Danial (15) and Logan (3).
| McNAMEE FILE
|Hometown|| Philadelphia, Pa.
|Education|| Gettysburg, 1999 (B.A., Health and Physical Education)
|Adams State College, 2000 (M.A., Health and Physical Education)|
|Family||wife Valerie; sons Danial and Logan|
|1999-2000||Graduate Assistant/RB Coach, Adams State College|
|2003-04||Assistant Football/Baseball Coach, Gettysburg College|
|2004-06||Director of Recruiting Operations & Special Projects, Villanova|
|2007||Assistant Director of Football Operations, Temple|
|2008-10||Director of Player Development, Temple|
|2011-||Director of Player Development, Miami|