Ryan King -  - Kansas Jayhawks

Ryan King

TITLE Assistant Athletics Director - Director of Academic and Career Counseling
PHONE 864-0596


Ryan King is entering his third year as the Assistant AD- Academic and Career Counseling at Kansas. Ryan is responsible for the day to day operations of the academic and career counseling staff, while also overseeing the academic success of the Jayhawk football program.

Prior to his arrival in Lawrence, Ryan was the Director of Student Athlete Support Services at the University of Idaho. While at Idaho Ryan oversaw every aspect of the student-athlete support services department. During his tenure Idaho student-athletes saw unprecedented academic success, including the highest department GPA in back to back semesters, as well as a record number of student-athletes named to the academic honor roll. Ryan also played an integral role in the rebranding of the Vandal academic center, as well as introducing a number of strategic initiatives to help ensure the academic success of Vandal student-athletes.

Ryan previously was the Assistant Director of Academics at the University of Missouri. During his time at Mizzou, they saw exceptional academic success with the football team. In Ryan’s tenure, football student-athletes had the highest team GPA in recent history, a record number of football student-athletes in Graduate school, and an all-time high on SEC honor roll, eclipsing the previous number by double digits. He also spearheaded the Mizzou Made Graduate Assistants program and revamped the summer bridge program for incoming student-athletes.

Prior to his time at Mizzou, Ryan spent nearly three seasons with the University of Arkansas football team, working in academics. During those seasons, the Razorbacks continued to elevate their academic success in both APR and GPA numbers.

Before spending nearly six years in the SEC, Ryan worked with football student-athletes at Middle Tennessee State University and Kansas State University.

Ryan received both his Masters, and Bachelors from Kansas State University in Counseling and Student Development, and Secondary Education, respectively.

Ryan and his wife Pamela, have two daughters, Avary and Briley.