For Love of Sport

By Kelly Montoya

For Love of Sport

By Kelly Montoya
Florida native Ryan Keane follows his family’s passion for sports on his career path.

Ryan KeaneRyan Keane, a Florida native and grandchild of a retired longtime Miami Dolphins assistant coach, grew up in a household filled with sports talk and football paraphernalia—all which fueled his early passion for sports, particularly the Miami Hurricanes, and his desire to one day pursue his degree at the University of Miami.

Proudly fulfilling his lifelong dream, Keane graduates May 11 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration from the School of Education and Human Development, a minor in communications, a potential full-time job on the horizon, and the Sport Administration faculty’s unanimous award as this year’s Outstanding Undergraduate Sport Administration Student.

Keane will continue working at Sport Radio 790 The Ticket, where he is currently an intern in the programming department, and hopes to continue working there full time. His goal is to host a sport talk radio show one day and then ultimately follow in grandfather Tom Keane’s footsteps and become a football coach.

The Sport Administration faculty gave him its highest honor for his tremendous perseverance in juggling a full-time job, interning, and participating in the USport Club, all while maintaining stellar grades and contributing invaluable insight in classroom discussions.

For Keane, the cherry on top of his college experience was the November 2017 day that ESPN brought "College GameDay" to the Coral Gables campus before the then seventh-ranked Hurricanes vanquished No. 3 Notre Dame at Hard Rock Stadium.

“With my love of sports it became a really special memory for me,” he said. “I'm a very lucky person to be part of a special family here at UM; I feel encouraged and confident in my ability to be a leader in the sports industry.”