Ryan McCormack enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with UMass Dartmouth, and will manage an experienced running back corps including senior Michael Slaughter, Jr., who rushed for over 500 yards in 2016. Since joining UMass Dartmouth, McCormack has played a pivotal role in recruiting several of the Corsairs' key players from around New England.
Prior to his arrival, McCormack served as the defensive coordinator at Mt. Hope High School for the past two seasons, where his charges earned a berth in the Rhode Island State Playoffs in 2012 and 2013. McCormack also sandwiched a one-year stint at Rogers High School between two stretches at Middletown High.
Between 2000 and 2006, McCormack was responsible for a variety of roles on the staff of his alma mater, Salve Regina. During his six seasons with the Seahawks, he served as a graduate assistant and recruiting coordinator before being promoted to defensive coordinator and defensive linemen coach. He mentored nine defensive all conference players, while also tutoring the Hal Chalmers Award recipient, honoring the top student-athlete in the New England Football Conference.
Previous to his 14 years of coaching experience, McCormack was a four-year member of the Salve Regina football team, where he played on the defensive line and handled the long-snapping duties. He helped the Seahawks capture four conference championships and three ECAC Bowl Championship appearances.
The 2000 graduate with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice represented the Division III student-athlete model, earning Magna Cum Laude honors. In the spring of 2003, he earned his Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina.