Coach Jimmy Ryan is from Portland, Oregon and attended Lakeridge High School where he played three years of varsity lacrosse. Jimmy is a firm believer in keeping the game of lacrosse fun and playing for the love of the game and that is why during his freshman year of high school, unhappy with what club programs had to offer in Portland, he founded his own lacrosse organization called Whales Lacrosse. Whales continues to field teams on an individual tournament basis and has had both boys and girls teams of all age groups. Each team has played and raised money for either a charity or cancer research center and to date Whales has raised over $120K sense it was founded in 2014. Jimmy played two years of club lacrosse at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Jimmy moved to Ketchum from Portland, Oregon in early September to continue his college education online and has enjoyed lots of mountain biking, camping, hiking, and skiing and hopes he never has to leave.