Courtesy: Topeka West Athletics
Topeka, Kan. – A new era of football has taken the first step at Topeka West High School with the hiring of a new football coach. Mr. Ryan Kelly has most recently been a football coach at Benedictine College, where he served as an assistant coach from 2013-2016. Kelly has also served as a graduate assistant/assistant football coach at Fort Hays State University.
Coaching accomplishments include:
• 2013-2016: 4 Consecutive seasons coaching in Top 25 NAIA program
• 2013-2016: 31-14 record, HAAC Conference Title
• 2016: Ejay Johnson 1st Team All-Conference RB; Tyler Henness 2nd Team All-Conference RB
• 2015: Tyler Henness 2nd Team All-Conference RB
• 2014: Tyler Henness 1st Team All-Conference RB
• 2013: Cameron Fore 1st Team All-American, 1st Team All-Conference RB, Heart of America Player of the Year
• 2013: Benedictine College offensively 4th in country in scoring
• 2012: 8 different starting RB’s due to injury – 7 of 8 rushed for 1+ 100 yard games
• 2011: Kedron Paul All-MIAA DB
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts – Physical Education, Minor – Business Administration from Benedictine College, and a Masters of Science – Health and Human Performance, Emphasis – Sports Administration from Fort Hays State University.