As a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ryan Minges began playing baseball at age 4. Even at this early age, Ryan was dedicated to baseball, putting in extra hours of hard work to help him prepare for a career in baseball. This hard work landed Ryan on numerous competitive teams traveling the country to play. During the summers of 2005 and 2006, Ryan was a member of the Cincinnati Stix baseball club who placed 4th and 7th in the AAU 18U National Championships. During his Junior and Senior seasons in high school, Ryan led Ross Senior High to 2 straight FAVC league championships. His success in high school and summer baseball landed Ryan a scholarship to play at the University of Dayton. Ryan played second base at UD during his freshman campaign before transferring to the University of Cincinnati for the remainder of his collegiate career.
As a 3 year starter at UC, Ryan enjoyed success as a shortstop and center fielder for the Bearcats. Ryan was a member of the 2000 Bearcats team finishing runner-up in the Conference USA tournament falling to then #9 University of Houston in 10 innings. Although plagued with injuries during his playing days, Ryan is still ranked among the UC career leaders in Home Runs (31) and Runs Scored (141) and third in At-Bats in a season (246 in 2000).
Although his baseball career ended at the collegiate level, Ryan has enjoyed 10 years of playing competitive softball. Recently, Ryan was named to the Cincinnati Softball News All-Decade 2nd team for years 2000-2009.
Upon graduation, Ryan landed a position with First Transit in Cincinnati, Ohio. During his tenure with First Transit, Ryan has enjoyed career success resulting in numerous promotions. Recently, Ryan was named to Mass Transit magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40″ list honoring those individuals that have made a name in the public transportation industry.
Ryan currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio and is married to Stacy. Stacy and Ryan are the proud parents of daughter Eleanor.