Women's Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff
Ryan Dafforn
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Ryan Dafforn
Assistant Diving Coach

Ryan Dafforn began his career as an assistant coach for the Defiance College swim team on January 2, 2013. His focus with the squad will be on coaching diving. He graduated from Purdue University in May of 2011, where he earned a degree in communication with a dual minor in psychology and sociology.

During his career at Purdue, the former Boilermaker was a four-year varsity letterman on the men’s swimming and diving team. Dafforn earned Academic All-Big Ten Honors from 2008 through 2011 for his performance in the classroom, as well as in the water. Dafforn helped lead his team to four consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association division one Top-25 finishes.

Dafforn also took part in the Boiler Communication Student-Run Public Relations Firm during his senior season in West Lafayette, Ind. As an account associate intern, he worked to ensure client deadlines and tasks were met, including creating press releases and other creative materials for fundraising and recap reporting programs.

The Purdue product comes to the Yellow Jackets with three-years of coaching experience. During the summers from 2005 to 2007, Dafforn was the assistant swim and dive coach at the Avalon Summer Sports Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. 

In other job experience, Dafforn worked as an account associate for Emanate Public Relations in New York, New York from June 2011 to August 2012.

Dafforn will work towards a master’s degree in education during his time at Defiance.