College Coaches Network Announces New Senior Manager, Football

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Former Southwest Oklahoma State University Head Coach joins College Coaches Network to lead national football recruiting efforts.

College Coaches Network today announced the selection of Ryan Held for the position of senior manager, football effective immediately. Prior to joining College Coaches Network, Mr. Held was the head football coach at SW Oklahoma State University.

Matt Brandmeyer, general manager for College Coaches Network., said that Held brings a tremendous wealth of experience and understanding about football recruiting. He (Ryan Held) also brings a tradition of winning and a lifetime of competition from the field to our business in this management position in a very competitive marketplace. "Ryan will be invaluable asset to our growth plans. He's experienced recruiting from every perspective imaginable and his passion for football and helping high school athletes realize their dreams are undeniable."

Held is graduate of the University of Nebraska and received his M.S., Sports Management degree from the University of Tennessee. His coaching experience includes serving as the head football coach at SW Oklahoma State University (Weatherford, OK), head football coach at Panhandle University (Goodwell, TX), and interim head football coach at Peru State College (Peru, NE). Mr. Held has also held coaching positions at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) and the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE). His coaching and playing career has yielded four national championship football titles and five conference championships.

Founded in 2006, College Coaches Network links high school athletic prospects with college coaches and recruiters. The company provides prospective student athletes with a suite of online tools that help them create sport-tailored, interactive profiles. These profiles, similar to a professional resume, include athletic, academic, contact information and multimedia content that can be viewed online by college coaches representing more than 900 collegiate athletic teams.

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Stan Butler, sr. vice president marketing & product development
College Coaches Network


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