Thomas A. Ryan
BS, St. Joseph's University
MS, Nova University
Tom begins his 19th year at PHSC. Hired in 1994 to begin the fastpitch softball program, he has accumulated over 550 wins and developed a highly competitive program at PHSC. His teams have been to the post season 10 times during his tenure, finishing as co-conference champions in 1998 and finishing second in the state tournament in 1999. As PHSC made the transition to JUCO DII softball, he guided his team to a 31-21 season winning the Region X Tournament, District P Tournament and finishing fifth at the JUCO DII National Tournament in Bloomington, Ill.
Many players have received recognition for their academic and athletic achievements during his tenure. Several players have been named to All Conference, All State and All Region Teams and one player being selected to the JUCO DII National Tournament Team. There are over 20 players that have been named Academic All America student-athletes by the NFCA during his years at PHSC. He has been instrumental in guiding his players to receive athletic scholarships at the four-year level or encouraging their enrollment in universities to continue their education.
Coach Ryan is a member of the NFCA, teaches several classes at Pasco-Hernando and holds a masters degree in Educational Leadership.
Former PHSC softball standout, Chrissy Dushane, joined the softball coaching staff this year. While at PHSC, Chrissy was a first team selection for the Suncoast All Conference team in 2005 and 2006, was the team Most Valuable Player in 2005 and helped lead the softball team to two consecutive state tournament appearances.
Chrissy will be inducted into the first class of Hernando High School Sports Hall of Fame on October 17, 2013.