The Oglethorpe men's lacrosse team has added former Emory University standout Ryan Covert to its coaching staff as the special teams coach.
For the last two years Ryan was responsible for a faceoff unit that helped Davenport win its first-ever Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division II national championship in 2011. While at Emory, Covert was a three-time MCLA All-American, Sonny Pieper Defensive Player of the Year, and three-year captain. After graduating, Ryan continued his playing career in Australia with the West Torrens Eagles in Adelaide. While there, he also coached a U-17 team to a state championship. Ryan returned to the U.S. in 2009 to play for the Chicago Machine of Major League Lacrosse. Covert coached at the high school level at Forest Hills Central, Naperville North and at Evanston Township High as well as the Brine Midwest All-American recruiting team.
Ryan runs a lacrosse company with his business partners called True Lacrosse that operates travel teams, camps, and recruiting events throughout the Midwest. In 2011, Ryan's sophomore/junior True Lacrosse team won the National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association national championship.