Ryan Konitzer
Ryan Konitzer
Title: Head Softball Coach
Phone: 414.382.6442
Email: ryan.konitzer@alverno.edu
Pronunciation: kon-itzer
Alma Mater: Ripon '13

Konitzer became the Inferno's head softball coach in November of 2016.

In his first season at the helm, Alverno broke the single-season school record with 56 sacrifice hits and more than doubled the stolen bases record with 74 swipes. The 2017 squad finished 13-25 overall and 6-16 in Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference play.

The former Lawrence University assistant is the Alverno softball program's fourth head coach. While at Lawrence, Konitzer coached the Vikings' infield and outfield defense, which had the second-highest fielding percentage (.965) in school history during the 2015 season. He also instructed the slap-hitters, which improved their batting average by over .120 in his two seasons with Lawrence.

Before Lawrence, Konitzer was the head varsity coach at Lourdes Academy High School in Oshkosh for the 2014 season where he guided the team to a 14-5 record -- a nine-win improvement over the prior season -- and was awarded the Trailways Conference Coach of the Year honor. The Knights led the conference in stolen bases and sacrifice hits and made it to the WIAA regional championship game.

From 2008-13 he was an assistant coach at Ripon College, his alma mater, where the Red Hawks won a pair of league championships and two trips to the NCAA Division III Softball Championship Tournament. The Ripon staff was named the 2011 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Great Lakes Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

He is currently working on his master's degree in sports psychology at Capella University.