|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Ryan Olander is in his second season as a volunteer assistant coach for men's basketball, and academic advisor for athletics at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in 2019-2020. He is also in the School Counseling Master’s program at USJ. Olander helps all student-athletes with access to academic resources, academic progress monitoring, and organizing study halls for teams.
Olander carries three years of professional basketball playing experience to the men’s basketball locker room, having played in Lithuania from 2012-2015. He was an all-star in 2014 for Panevezys Lietkabelis and won the Baltic League Championship for Siauliai in 2015. His brother Tyler (UConn) and sister Morgan (Bryant) both played Division I Basketball.
Prior to his professional playing career, Olander played at Fairfield U from 2008-2012, where he was a three-time academic all-conference selection, second-team all MAAC as a junior, and a team captain his junior and senior seasons.