Madison High School’s current Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach is Ryan Keene. He has been the Senators’ head coach since 2017, and the 2018 women’s track team finished second in the PIL Regional Conference, despite having only 16 female competitors.
Both the boys and girls teams at Madison High tripled their attendance during his first two seasons of cross-country skiing. Ryan started coaching at Clackamas High School, where he spent nine seasons.
He never failed an athlete to qualify for a state game as the long-distance head coach in track and field, and he never failed a women’s team to compete in a state game as the cross-country head coach. His teams won two women’s cross-country team titles, four women’s track team titles, and he coached athletes who broke seven school distance records while at Clackamas.
Ryan worked for legendary Northwest coach Pat Tyson at Gonzaga University. Ryan continues to credit Tyson’s philosophy as a major reason for his coaching success.