Ryan has been coaching for 15 years starting in 2002. Since 2002, Ryan has produced 47 All-State performances. The All-State honors include 9 state champions and 10 runners up. Ryan’s teams have won 8 district plaques and 3 state trophies in the last 9 seasons. Ryan Banta was elected Missouri track and cross country coach’s association president (MTCCCA) and served on the Missouri high school athletics and activity advisory board (MSHSAA). Ryan has contributed to mo.milesplit.com, just-fly-sports.com, speedendurance.com, and elitetrack.com. He is currently in the final steps of authoring his exhaustive book on speed titled the Sprinter’s Compendium.