Head Coach Ryan Grant brings a wealth of experience in softball to Team Alberta. He has held coaching roles at various levels, including the Great Britain National Team, Senior A Men’s teams, and minor softball teams. Previously a high school teacher, Ryan is now a trainer and owns Krank Fitness, an athlete training facility in Calgary. His expertise has been recognized, as Impact Magazine selected him twice as Canada’s Top Instructor. Over the years, he has conducted softball skills and pitching clinics across Alberta and Saskatchewan.
As a player, Ryan has earned a Gold Medal at the Canada Games and achieved 15 Provincial and 3 Western Canadian Championship titles. He has also collected multiple silver and bronze medals in various championships, including Canadian, Western Canadian, and Provincial competitions. Throughout his career, he played for teams in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, and he also spent seasons playing for the Great Britain National Team and a season in Australia. Ryan has been previously selected as Softball Alberta’s Male Athlete of the Year. He has also earned multiple MVP and Top Player Awards at all levels.
Beyond softball, Ryan is a proud father of 2 and is actively involved in coaching hockey and competing in golf long drive. As a member and captain of Team Canada Golf Long Drive for five years, he has participated in numerous world and national championships. Currently, he is ranked 4th in the senior category in Canada.
With great enthusiasm, Ryan looks forward to leading a talented group of athletes over the next 2 years as they prepare to represent Alberta at the prestigious Canada Summer Games in Newfoundland.