A 2017 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Ryan Smoyer was Third Team All-ACC and First Team ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region in 2015. During his time at Notre Dame, Ryan played in both the Cape Cod and Northwoods Collegiate Summer Leagues. He was named the Northwood League's Co-Pitcher of the Year and the number 1 prospect in 2014.
Upon graduating from Notre Dame, Coach Smoyer became an assitant coach in the collegiate Futures League and a graduate assistant at Ohio University. A native of Bowling Green, OH, Coach Smoyer now lives and works in the Metro Detroit-area.