Ryan started his tenure at NC State in August of 2010. He currently serves as the certified athletic trainer for the Wolfpack Men's Basketball program. Prior to his arrival in Raleigh, he was an athletic trainer at High Point University. Ryan also has 2 years of experience in minor league baseball with the Durham Bulls professional baseball club, AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Originally from Havelock, NC, Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Western Carolina University. While at WCU, he worked primarily with the football and baseball teams. Prior to graduation, he served as an intern at the University of Virginia with the NCAA national runner-up women's lacrosse program. Upon graduation from Western Carolina, Holleman went on to further his education and received his M.Ed. in Education Administration from The University of Nebraska. While with the Huskers, Ryan served as the primary athletic trainer with baseball and assisted with the football program. He was also an Approved Clinical Instructor and guest lecturer for the undergraduate students in the athletic training education program.
Ryan is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and is currently the representative for the State of North Carolina on the MAATA Young Professionals Committee. Ryan has presented at multiple conferences on numerous topics that include: professional development, postural asymmetries, shoulder injuries, and functional movement screens.
Ryan's passions include improving the health and welfare of each student-athlete at NC State. He does this by continually researching evidence-based clinical methods and participating in continuing education events. Ryan currently holds multiple credentials in the field of sports medicine and persistently strives to apply these methods in his daily work. Some of these credentials include: Certified/Licensed athletic trainer (BOC/State of NC), Instructor for First- Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross), Corrective Exercise Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine), Sound-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM), and Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Ryan's current endeavors include completing coursework and working towards a certification through the Postural Restoration Institute.
Ryan currently resides in Knightdale with his wife (Tammy), daughter (Karli Rae), and two dogs (Leila & Ellie). He enjoys running half marathons, cycling, kayaking, and spending time with his family.