Ryan Clark

Through hands-on experience, Ryan has a full lens into the sport needs of cities, clubs, athletes, coaches, and how they connect with other key stakeholders such as local businesses, media, city and school district officials. He has competed, coached and worked in professional sport, built major community and international events, consulted on facility builds, and has led multi-sport and provincial associations in planning, policy, and program development. 

We partner with leaders in sport, media, and related fields that have the highest level of expertise and have demonstrated consistent delivery over mutliple-years  to ensure we provide you the best service and support.

 

Executive / Management:

  • PORT COQUITLAM SPORTS ALLIANCE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC: MANAGER COLLEGIATE TRANSITION & SHOWCASE EVENTS

  • KITSFEST: DIRECTOR AS PART OF MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • SPORT FOR LIFE: ASSOCIATE MENTOR

  • TENNIS BC ASSOCIATION: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

  • COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE: PRESIDENT

 

Event Creation / Management:

  • KITSFEST-PART OF FOUNDING EVENT DIRECTORS TEAM: 2009-current

  • VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC SHOWCASE & COMBINE EVENTS: 2014-current

  • POCO GRAND PRIX-PROFESSIONAL CYCLING RACE: 2016-current

  • PORT COQUITLAM SPORT HALL OF FAME & AWARDS EVENT EVENING: 2017-current

  • ADIDAS CUP SOCCER: 2014-current

  • $200,000 US ODLUM BROWN VANOPEN - CO-FOUNDER & TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: 2002-2015

  • DAVIS CUP TENNIS EVENT MANAGER: CANADA VS. FRANCE WORLD GROUP MATCH: 2012 (Vancouver, BC)

  • FED CUP TENNIS EVENT MANAGER: CANADA VS. ISRAEL WORLD GROUP MATCH: 2007 (Kamloops, BC)

  • STANLEY PARK OPEN TENNIS EVENT: 2004-2012

  • BC SOCCER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS: 2002-2004

 

Coaching:

 

  • PAN-AMERICAN GAMES HEAD COACH: TEAM CANADA - 2003

  • INTERIM NATIONAL COACH FOR EGYPT: BASED IN CAIRO - 1995

 

Athletic:

PROFESSIONAL

  • Competed on professional tennis tour and held a world ranking in both singles and doubles - 1993-1999

  • Held sponsorships with Nike, Oakley, Head, and PowerBar

 

COLLEGIATE

  • University of Illinois team captain and MVP

  • Three-time All Big Ten Conference Award winner at Illinois

  • Idaho State University team captain

  • Won Big Sky Conference Team Championship at ISU

  • Won the NCAA Div.1 Regional Rookie of the Year Award

Education Includes:

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Champaign-Urbana):                                                       

  • Graduated with degree in B.A.& S. in Communications with focus on Marketing and Public Relations

  • Obtained full athletic scholarship

CANADIAN MANAGEMENT CENTRE (Simon Fraser Univ.):

  • Strategic planning, identifying key strengths in a team, key factors that drive business goals and opportunities, establishing critical strategic success factors for customers/clients

COACHING EDUCATION

  • Sport for Life 501-working with athletes with disabilities

  • Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM trained)

  • Respect in Sport Leader Program