Ryan Crabbe enters his second year as an assistant coach at the University of Utah after being hired by head coach Rich Manning in February of 2010.
Crabbe came to Utah from NCAA Div. III Saint Mary's College (Indiana), where he spent two years as the head coach, the first full-time head coach in program history. In his first year, he coached Saint Mary's to the Sal Vaccaro Invitational Championship, en route to an MIAA Tournament Appearance. Under Crabbe's guidance, Saint Mary's had a player named Second-Team All-MIAA awards in each of his two years. His teams also excelled in the classroom, earning the NSCAA Team Academic Award in 2008 and 2009, for maintaining a team GPA above 3.0.
Crabbe served on the 2009 NCAA Div. III Regional Advisory Committee for the Women's Soccer Tournament.
Prior to arriving at Saint Mary's, Crabbe served as the assistant coach at Columbus State University from 2005-08. During his three years with the Cougars, he helped guide them to consecutive Peach Belt tournament championships in 2006 and 2007. In addition to their post-season success, Columbus State won the league's regular season title during all three seasons he served on head coach Jay Entlich's staff. Columbus State qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament in 2006 and 2007. They earned a berth into the Elite 8 in 2007 and ended the season ranked fifth in the country. During his tenure the Cougars went a combined 53-14-3 as he coached nine different players who earned All Conference honors.
Crabbe is a certified United States Soccer Federation "A" licensed coach, which is the highest classification the USSF offers. He began coaching at Stone Mountain Youth Soccer Association from 1997-2000 before moving onto the Gwinnett Soccer Association from 2000-2004. He worked with all aspects of girls program at GSA from U10 to U19 and also was boys' varsity assistant coach at St. Pius X Catholic high school, winners of the 2001 state championship and state quarterfinalists in 2002.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Crabbe earned his Bachelor's Degree at Georgia State in film and video where he graduated magna cum laude in 2004. He went on to complete his Masters of Education at Columbus State in 2007. Crabbe and his wife Jennifer were married in December of 2006 and have three sons, Matthew (4), Mason (2) and Owen, born in January of 2013.
Crabbe was a four-year collegiate soccer player at Augusta State (Ga.) from 1993-1996.