Ryan Ridder

by John Max 30 Mar,2021
Ryan Ridder
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Ryan Ridder
  • Birth Place Lexington, Kentucky
  • Famous Name Ryan Ridder
  • Father Steve Ridder
  • Mother Vicky Ridder
  • Net Worth $0.5 million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession College Basketball Coach
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Jen Calnan Ridder
  • Children Two

Ryan Ridder is an American basketball coach who recently joined the University of Tennessee as Martin's head men's basketball coach. Most recently, he served as the head coach at the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats men's basketball team in MEAC. He previously was head coach at Daytona State (2012-2107), and as assistant Campbell (2010-2013), Embry-Riddle (2009-2010), and North Raleigh Christian (2008-2009).

Lexington, Kentucky native, Ryan Ridder was born on 11th November 1984, under the star sign Scorpio. The son of Steve and Vicky Ridder, Ryan initially enrolled at the College of Wooster where he plays basketball for the college team (2003-2005) and then transferred to Embry-Riddle (2005-2006). He holds B.S. in Aerospace Studies and M.S. in Sports Management through the California University of Pennsylvania.

How Much is Ryan Ridder's Net Worth In 2021?

As college basketball is one of the biggest entertainment businesses in the United States and head coaches are the top expenses at mid-major schools, Ridder earns a tremendous sum through his profession. As of 2021, his net worth is approximately $0.5 million. 

Neither Ridder nor Bethune-Cookman Wildcats disclosed any financial information regarding their contract, however, he reportedly made over $200,000 per annum as base salary. He recently signed with the University of Tennessee where he will earn more than what he earned at Bethune-Cookman. Besides, he also has additional guarantee revenue for media appearances, public speaking, or through guarantee game revenue. 

Is Ryan Ridder Married? Know His Personal Life

Bethune-Cookman's head coach is a married man.  Ridder tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Jen (Calnan) on May 6th, 2017, in an intimate ceremony. In August 2018, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, Brixton to the world. On 26th July 2020, they had their second daughter, Remi Rae.   

Ryan Ridder's daughters SOURCE: Twitter @RyanRidder

Besides basketball, he loves spending time with family and friends. Further, he enjoys all live sporting events, including football, baseball, and golf as well as listening to live music. 


Following his father's footstep, Ryan Ridder pursued a career as a coach starting with North Raleigh Christian as an assistant. The following season, he returned to his alma mater for the very season only. In 2010, he joined Campbell as an assistant where he would serve until 2013. 

In 2013, Daytona State hired Ryan as their new head coach. Under his belt, he led the team to 4x Mid-Florida Conference regular-season championships (2013–2017) and as well as back-to-back coach of the year honors.
On 31st March 2017, he became the head coach at Bethune-Cookman. In 2018, he won MEAC regular-season championship.

Ryan recently joined the University of Tennessee as their head coach after their former coach Anthony Stewart died suddenly last November at age 50.

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