Ryan Hollern
Position: Coordinator of Recruiting Operations
Hometown: Indiana, PA
Alma Mater: Gannon
Graduating Year: 2001
Experience: 3 Years
Ryan Hollern was named coordinator of recruiting operations on the coaching staff in summer 2006, moving from his duties on the field to administrative work with the football staff.  In his new assignment he will work in the daily operation of the recruiting office and will coordinate prospect correspondence. He will oversee the database of prospective student-athletes and will coordinate the video library. He will continue to work closely with the entire football staff, as well as working closely with the state’s high school coaches. 

Hollern coordinates recruiting weekends on the Mississippi State campus, assists with coaching staff recruiting travel and works with the Coordinator of Football Operations with scholarships, admissions, and National Letters of Intent.  He serves as the coaching staff’s liaison with housing, signee academics, and pro scouts.  Holldern also coordinates State’s walk-on program and oversees community service functions.  He continues to work with the professional football scouts that visit campus. 

Previously, Hollern worked for two seasons as a graduate assistant on Croom’s staff.  In 2004, he joined the staff as a GA for administration, but moved to the field a year later as the staff’s offensive assistant. A 2001 graduate of Gannon University, Hollern played quarterback for two years for the Golden Knights.

Prior to coming to State, Hollern coached the quarterbacks at Harding University High School in Charlotte, N.C., for one season.

Coaching Career
- 2002: Harding University [NC] HS 
- 2004-05: Graduate Assistant, Mississippi State University 
- 2006-present: Coordinator of Recruiting Operations, Mississippi State University

Quarterback for two seasons at Gannon...Coached the quarterbacks at Harding University High School in Charlotte, N.C., for one season...Served as an administrative graduate assistant in 2004 before taking an on-field GA role at State last year.

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