Ryan Banta has been coaching for 19 years and is the author of The Sprinter’s Compendium. Since he started coaching in 2002, Ryan has produced 135 All-State medalists, including 10 state champions and 15 runners-up. His teams have won 12 district plaques and 5 top five state finishes in the last nine seasons.
Banta was elected Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (MTCCCA) president and served on the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) advisory board. Ryan has contributed to ALTIS, just-fly-sports.com, speedendurance.com, and elitetrack.com.