Alma Mater - Ursinus (B.S. - 2004), Marygrove (M.A. - 2007), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Head Coach Ryan Bown is entering his sixth season as Penn State Harrisburg’s head baseball coach. Coach Bown is also the athletic department's head strenghth and conditioning coach.
In the spring of 2013, Bown led a squad that combined to win 12 games and finished dead last in the standings the previous two years to the most successful season in program history. The Lions won a school-record 26 games, including 16 in a row, en route to winning the team’s first-ever North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship. The Blue & White also made the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
In the spring of 2014, Bown was the first coach to lead Penn State Harrisburg into Capital Athletic Conference Competition.
Prior to taking the job at Penn State Harrisburg, Bown accepted the head assistant coaching position at Shippensburg University and found much success at his first college stop, including a PSAC West championship in 2008 and a subsequent appearance in the NCAA’s Division II World Series.
Following his time at Shippensburg, Bown headed back to the high school level and made an immediate impact, this time as the head coach of Hershey’s program. The Trojans won the Mid-Penn Conference’s Keystone Division title and followed it up by capturing the school's first-ever Mid-Penn Conference championship under his watch in the spring of 2012.
A mainstay on the team's pitching staff during his four years at Ursinus, the former Bear had a strong collegiate career that included being named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2004. He was named an All-Centennial Conference pitcher honoree as a senior and earned Academic All-Conference status the same year.
Bown currently resides in Palmyra, Pa. with his lovely wife Rachel and two sons Braydon and Nolan.