Ryan McGinnis has been a baseball coach for twenty-five years and an athletic director for thirteen. He coached for 4 years at Xavier University (OH) before returning to Wisconsin to coach high school baseball at Oshkosh North and currently at Kimberly.
His teams have won nine FVA Conference championships (including the 1st-ever baseball Conference championship at Oshkosh North), 9 sectional championships, and 2 state championships. Over thirty players have garnered Academic All-State honors. Ryan served on the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Executive Board from 2009-2015 and was the President for two years, serves on the American Baseball Coaches Association’s (ABCA) Ethics Committee, and has been a member of the WIAA Baseball Advisory Board three different times. He has spoken at the ABCA National Convention once, a national conference in Spain, the Georgia Baseball Coach’s Clinic once, and the WBCA Clinic several times. He has been recognized as the District Coach of the Year three times, WI State Coach of the Year twice, and ABCA’s Regional Coach of the Year twice. In addition, McGinnis has worked with USA Baseball.
McGinnis is also the Athletic Director at Kimberly H.S. where his coaches have won numerous honors for their successful work with young men, women, and teams. Participation numbers are at an all-time high and the programs as a whole have achieved great success in the realm of competition. Over the past decade, Papermaker athletic teams have won 17 state championships, 51 sectional championships, and 65 conference championships. McGinnis has overseen a renovation project to Kimberly High School’s home baseball complex, Sunset Park, helped manage the design and building of a 52,000 square foot indoor training facility, and also recently completed a scoreboard project in the district which puts a video board at the outdoor stadium, the indoor fieldhouse, and five other scoreboards at various locations.
In addition, McGinnis has run Baseball Hitting Leagues for youth the past 21 summers and a Winter Baseball Camp for youth the past 22 winters. He has also helped organize a Special Needs Baseball Camp for the past five years. He has coached girls youth basketball in the Kimberly Area Youth Basketball Club (KAYBC) for three years, travel team baseball in the Kimberly Baseball Organization (KBO) for eight years, and serves on the KBO’s Board of Directors.
Ryan & his wife Lori have four kids: Cal (17), Megan (15), Katelyn (13), & Brooke (12).
To view Coach Ryan’s coaching career and accomplishments, please go to https://urjustanumber.com/2021/01/11/leadership-through-the-eyes-of-a-successful-coach/