Ryan Cypret Joins Bronco Baseball Staff
“We are excited to add Ryan to our staff and certain he will work well with our players,” said WMU head coach Billy Gernon. “He comes from a very impressive playing background at Ohio State as well as a strong family coaching pedigree.”
“I am thankful and excited to join Coach Gernon and his coaching staff,” Cypret said. “I have heard a lot of good about Western Michigan and I am looking forward to being part of the program.”
Cypret played in 189 games for the Buckeyes, starting every game at second base his final three seasons. For his career, he finished with a .270 batting average, 181 hits, 92 RBIs, 127 runs scored, nine home runs, 28 doubles and four triples. As a sophomore he was second on the team with a .323 batting average and as a junior he was 10th in the Big Ten in runs scored and fifth in walks. He was a team captain both junior and senior seasons, helping Ohio State to a second-place Big Ten finish in 2013.
Upon graduation, Cypret joined the Chillicothe Paints coaching staff for the summer wooden bat season. The Paints finished second in the Prospect League West Division with a 34-26 record. Current Broncos, senior left-handed pitcher Steve Laudicina and senior outfielder Vinnie Booker were both members of that team.
Cypret’s father, Greg, was an All-American shortstop at Missouri and played six years professionally in the Houston Astros’ organization. Greg Cypret was also an assistant coach at Ohio State under former head coach Bob Todd and served as an assistant at Akron for one season. He additionally worked with Ryan this past summer on the Paints staff as team manager.
Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State in sports management and a minor in communications. He will work closely with the infielders at Western Michigan, as well as with the hitters.