Lived in Toronto from 1966 to '74 after his parents' divorce.
Suffers from dyslexia.
Served as defensive coach for five college teams.
With his brother, served as assistant coach for the Arizona Cardinals in 1994-95 under their father, head coach Buddy Ryan.
Served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens from 1999 to 2008.
Signed as head coach with the New York Jets in January of 2009.
Led Jets to AFC Championship game against Indianapolis on January 24, 2010. The Jets lost to the Colts 30-17.
Was fined by NFL for making an obscene gesture at Dolphins fans while attending MMA event in Florida.
Weighing over 350 pounds, he had bariatric surgery to help with weight loss in March 2010.
Appeared in HBO's Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the New York Jets in the summer of 2010.
Payton Ryan — Son
Seth Ryan — Son
Rob Ryan — Brother
Michelle Ryan — Wife
Doris Ryan — Mother
Buddy Ryan — Father
Jim Ryan — Brother
Attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma, United States; Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, United States (BS in Physical Education; MA in Physical Education, 1988)