Ryan Gould
Ryan Gould
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 260.665.4727
Email: gouldr@trine.edu

Gould took over as head coach in March 2014 after serving as an assistant coach. Through three seasons, he owns an overall record of 59-21 (.738 winning percentage). Following the 2016-17 season, he was awarded a contract extension through the end of the 2021-22 season.

Gould most recently led Trine to an historic run during the 2016-17 season. The Thunder won its first MIAA regular season and tournament titles on its way to appearing in the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament for the first time in program history. Along the way, the team tied a school record with 25 wins. Brandi Dawson became the first MIAA MVP and Division III All-American in team history, while Hayley Martin became the program's first MIAA Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-Region performer. The team earned its first national ranking, concluding the season ranked 17th by D3hoops.com and 18th by the WBCA.

In his second season at Trine, Gould led the Thunder to its first appearance in the MIAA Tournament Championship game. Along the way, Trine earned three wins over ranked opponents in finishing with a 19-8 overall record. The team's overall mark was its best since joining NCAA Division III. The Thunder placed third in the conference for the second-straight year and produced two All-MIAA performers.

In his first season at the helm of the Thunder program, Gould guided the team to one of the best turnarounds in school-history. The team's 15-10 record was a nine-win improvement from the previous season, and the best one-season turnaround at the school in 20 years. The team's nine MIAA wins were good enough to tie for fourth in the conference. The Thunder was led by All-MIAA Second Team selection Whitney Shaffer.

Gould has seven years of head coaching experience at Fort Wayne Snider High School in nearby Fort Wayne, Ind. Prior to coaching in the high school ranks, Gould spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Grace College. He also serves as the head coach of the Trine tennis programs.

Coach Gould also serves has the head tennis coach at Trine. Gould's college tennis career included three years at Grace College where he played both singles and doubles.  He was a district doubles champion in 1998 and was also a team captain.

Gould and his wife Julianne reside in Fort Wayne.