2019 Ryan Raider Coaching Staff

 Head Football Coach 

Dave Henigan



In five years as Head Coach at Ryan, Coach Hen has helped lead the Raiders to four District Championships, four undefeated regular seasons, a class 6A State Quarterfinal appearance, three class 5A State Semifinal appearances, a 55-4 record the last four years, and a 60-9 overall record.  As Offensive Coordinator at Denton Ryan, he helped lead the Raiders to a State Championship in 2002 and a State runner-up in 2003.  He was also the Head Coach at Grapevine for 5 years and Corsicana for 5 years. 


Dave and his wife Laurie have three sons: Ian, Seth & Quin. 



Shane Tolleson



Coach Tolleson is in his 6th season as defensive coordinator.  He attended college at Arkansas State University.  Coach Tolley has 18 years of coaching experience: 1 season at Haltom High School, 5 years at Southern Arkansas University & 4 years at Arkansas State University.


Shane and his wife Katie have 2 children: Kade & Keylee. 




Mitch Sanders



Coach Sanders is in his 2nd season coaching at Ryan HS. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Western Oregon University and his Master's from Portland State University. This year will be his 24th year (13 years as a head coach) coaching high school football.


He has been married to Shelly for 25 years and they have two children, Shelby and Drew. 


 Wide Receivers 

Billy Bowman



Coach Bowman is beginning his 4th year as a coach at Ryan. He is entering his 17th year of Teaching, and 11th year Coaching. He had previous coaching stops in Prosper, Frisco, and in Garland. Billy attended college at East Central University were he played Football & Baseball.  

Coach Bowman is married to Keeley and they have two children, Billy and Baylee. 

 Defensive ends  

Shane Montgomery




Coach Montgomery is beginning his 15th year as a coach at Ryan.  He also coached previously at Canton High for 5 years & Princeton High for 4 years.  He attended Austin College.


Shane and his wife Melissa have 2 children: Payton & Lucas. 


 Offensive Line  

Kyle Burch



Coach Burch is entering his 6th straight year on the staff and 8th year as a coach at Ryan.  He attended college at the University of North Texas.  He has a total of 29 years experience as a coach with stints at Garland High, Naaman Forest High, Whitehouse High, Ryan High, Corsicana High & Grapevine High.


Kyle is married to Lisa and has 2 children: Tanner & Toby. 



Jeff Gott



Coach Gott is beginning his 3rd year as a coach at Ryan.

He has 13 years of coaching experience. He started his coaching career in Keller ISD in 2006 and has also coached at Grapevine HS, Birdville HS, Myers MS and Strickland MS. Coach Gott attended Texas A&M University.

Jeff and his wife Katy have 2 children, Gracie & Graham. 


 Defensive tackles  

Sam Collins



Coach Collins played for and graduated from Ryan High.  He played football at Abilene Christian University and then spent the next 5 years on their coaching staff.  This is Sam's 6th year as a member of the Ryan coaching staff.


Sam and his wife Casey have 2 children, Emma and Noah. 



Jordan Bull



Coach Bull is in his 6th year on the coaching staff at Ryan High.  He has 20 years experience as a football coach.  Coach Bull attended Oklahoma State University.


Jordan and his wife Christy have 2 children: Kadyn & Rylan. 


Pat Galyon



Coach Galyon is in his 5th straight year on the Ryan coaching staff.  This is his 16th year overall coaching football.  He also coached at North Crowley and Coppell. 


Pat and his wife Emily have two girls: Reyna and Bodie 


Aaron De La Torre



Coach De La Torre is  beginning his 2nd season for his 13th year as a High School and College Coach. He attended and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University. He was a four-year starter for the Lumberjacks as a defensive tackle. He also had a career in the NFL and NFL Europe. He began his coaching career in 2006 at Stephen F. Austin State University and then spent three seasons with the Denton Ryan Raiders from 2009-2011 before becoming the head coach at Irving HS (6 years).


He and his wife Lori, have three children Alex (Ryan coach also), Adyson, and Kolt.

 running backs  

Lonnie Teagle



This will be Coach Teagle’s 1st season at Ryan and his 14th year coaching overall. He previously coached at Coppell High for 2 years, Denton High for 5 years, and McMath Middle School for 6 years. Coach Teagle received his Bachelor’s from Alcorn State University where he played football. He received his Master’s form TWU. 


Lonnie and his wife Tiffany have four children - David (11), Victorya (10), Lauryn (3), and Nayomi (1).



Tyler Lokey



Coach Lokey is beginning his 4th year as a coach at Ryan.

Coach Lokey is a former Ryan Raider football player. He played one season at Stephen F. Austin before transferring to Texas A&M University-Commerce where he graduated in 2012. He started his coaching career in the Bryan/College Station area in 2013. Coach Lokey had spent the prior two years teaching and coaching at Bettye Myers Middle School. 

He and his wife, Libby, reside in Denton.


David Plunk



This is Coach Plunk's 3rd season coaching at Ryan High.  He has 27 years of coaching experience with stops at Kilgore (1), Elkhart (1), Grand Saline (3), Cooper (1), and 19 years at Hallsville High School (12 as Head Coach).  Coach Plunk attended Stephen F. Austin State University.


David and his wife, Kelly have 3 children: Kyle, John David and Jack.


Myron Newberry



This will be Coach Newberry's first year on the Ryan staff. Before beginning his coaching career, Coach Newberry played and graduated Ryan High in 2004, winning 2 state titles. Coach Newberry went on to play at the University of Hawaii earning first team All WAC defensive back and first team all academic from 2006-2008.



Alex De La Torre



Coach De La Torre played for & graduated from Ryan High. He played football at the University of Texas from 2012-2015, where he lettered for 4 years. Coached at Strickland Middle School for 3 years before joining the Ryan staff this year.



Janson Head



Coach Head has coached at Ryan High 15 years and has 18 years of coaching experience.  He is also the boys' head track coach.  Coach Head attended Texas Tech University.


Janson and his wife Stacy have 4 children: Kelsey, Kailyn, Kyleigh and Kambree.

 HEAD Trainer  

Ronnie Leidner



Coach Leidner is in his 8th season as a trainer at Ryan High.  He spent 1 year prior as the Head Athletic Trainer at Whitesboro High.  Coach Leidner attended Hardin-Simmons University.  He then received his Masters of Athletic Training from Texas Tech University.


Ronnie and his wife Christen have two daughters , Rhyan and Gentry and one son, Griffin.


Tavaras Davidson



Starting 2nd year at Ryan on staff and 4th year overall as Athletic Trainer at Ryan.  Spent 1 year at Colleyville Heritage HS as AT.  Graduated from Illinois State with bachelors in Exercise Science and Athletic Training and Masters from Southeastern Louisana University with Health Promotion.  


His wife is Kim and sons Kyren, Javien, Mitchell, and daughters Xiaya and Nyiah

Mission Statement

Ryan High School football is committed to excellence in athletics as part of a larger commitment to excellence in education.  Our football program strives to inspire our student/athletes to give of themselves to a greater cause.  We want our kids to play for Billy Ryan High School, their teammates, the traditions of

Ryan football, and for the

love of the game.

Two State Titles


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