Tuscaloosa, AL – We are thrilled to announce today that Ryan Hynes has accepted our offer to become our new Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Head Coach. Ryan Hynes has been a part of the Adapted Athletics program as a wheelchair basketball player and assistant coach since 2009. As a player at Alabama, Hynes was a two-time All-American and a two-time Academic All-American. Hynes graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science in Education from Alabama in 2015.
Ryan was a member of the Alabama men’s first national championship team in 2013 and he was so highly regarded as a student athlete, that the program now presents the “Ryan Hynes Iron Man Award” each year in his honor.
Upon graduation form Alabama, Hynes worked as an Volunteer Assistant Coach for both the Men’s and Women’s wheelchair basketball teams. He was hired as the Men’s team’s first full-time assistant coach in in 2016 and helped lead them to their Second National Championship this season!
Coach Hynes is engaged to fellow Alabama Alum, Caitlin McDermott of Charlotte, North Carolina. Hynes is the son of Neil and Karen Hynes and has two brothers and a sister-in-law: Brad Hynes, Kyle Hynes, and Carissa Hynes.
Ryan has a well earned reputation at Alabama and he is excited to take the next step in his career. “I am beyond excited for this opportunity. I am so blessed to get to work for such an amazing University and program [Alabama Adapted Athletics]. I know how lucky I am to get to work with an incredible group of student athletes. I am ready to lead this team, and hopefully help bring several more championships to the University and the program that I love. Roll Tide!”