Rachael Ryan

Rachael Ryan played field hockey for 10 years at the Kingswood­Oxford School and at Georgetown University. As head coach at Blair Academy, her team won the New Jersey state championship in 1999, and were runners up in 1997 and 1998. She became the head coach at Taft in 2003, and has taken her team to the tournament nine of the last 13 seasons. She has coached numerous Academic­All Americans, two regional All­ Americans and one First Team All American. Her players go on to compete at top DI and DIII schools where they have set records and won NCAA titles. Rachael has also earned Level 1 Coaching Accreditation from the USA Field Hockey Association.

At Taft, Ryan serves as co-director of athletics and assistant director of the Taft Educational Center. She teaches history, and is widely recognized as the go-to resource for anything related to American politics. She also chairs the Afternoon Program Exemption Committee and is co-chair of the Athletics Committee.