Ryan Lucas returns to Jamestown Community College and has turned in his spikes for turf shoes as he transitions from a collegiate baseball player to a collegiate baseball coach.
Prior to JCC, Ryan played two seasons for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where he was a two time scholar student athlete receiving Academic All-Conference awards. He earned a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education. Ryan’s high school days were filled with success as a varsity pitcher at Columbia High School in Troy, NY. He was pitcher of the year three times and helped lead his team to the NYSPHSAA State Tournament Final Four.
After high school, Ryan's family moved to Bemus Point, NY. This turned out to be a lucky move for JCC. Ryan played two seasons for the Jayhawks, 2010-2011. He pitched in 82.1 innings, striking out 52 and notching seven wins and one save.
Coach Adams is very impressed with Ryan's knowledge of the game. "In many ways he is mature beyond his years. I am very pleased to have a young man of his character in our program. He sets a quality example both on and off the field for our young, impressionable student athletes."
Ryan's duties as assistant coach at JCC will include pitching and team strength and conditioning coach. He will also be in charge of team statistics.
Ryan resides in Bemus Point, NY and works part time as a substitute teacher for Jamestown Public Schools.