Ryan McLaughlin
The Citadel
Ryan McLaughlin
Assistant Volunteer Coach
rmclaughlin@citadel.edu
The Citadel

Division 1


Ryan McLaughlin joined The Citadel women?s soccer program in January of 2018 as an assistant coach. McLaughlin's main focus will be to work with the Bulldog goalkeepers, as well as recruiting for the program.

McLaughlin was most recently an assistant coach with Academic Magnet High School?s girl?s soccer team, helping guide the team to two appearances in the state title game, including winning one championship. Prior to his time with Academic Magnet, he was the Director of Goalkeepers for Columbus United for one year.

McLaughlin played three seasons for the College of Charleston before his career was cut short by injury. McLaughlin made two starts in goal for the Cougars against ranked opponents Stanford and California, making five saves in each contest. Following his injury, he continued to work closely with the coaching staff and team as a student assistant, working with his fellow goalkeepers and learning the everyday workings of a successful college program.

A native of Westerville, Ohio, McLaughlin played club soccer for the U.S. Soccer and MLS U17/U18 program and Crew Soccer Academy. He was selected for market training by the U17 U.S. National Team in 2009.

He attended Westerville South High School where he was the captain for the boy?s soccer team for two seasons, earning two all-district honors as well as all-conference and all-state plaudits in 2011. He was also honored by ESPN Rise Magazine as an All-Ohio Starting XI member as a senior.

McLaughlin, who graduated from the College of Charleston in 2016, holds his D License through U.S. Soccer and is in the process of earning his National C License as well  Advanced National Goalkeeper?s license through the NSCAA.