Ryan Lancaster, physical education teacher, was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, and attended ElmhurstCollege to pursue a degree in physical education. Before graduating in 2007, Ryan received the Eileen Hackman award for “Outstanding Senior Student” in the physical education department. Following graduation, Ryan taught elementary physical education in Franklin Park, Illinois for three years. During this time, he successfully coached two championship softball teams and one championship soccer team. In his free time, Ryan enjoys running, playing guitar, playing soccer, photography, and spending time with his wife. He and his wife live in Kirkwood, Missouri.