Ryan Fries joined the UMBC staff as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in August 2012.
Fries serves as the primary athletic trainer for the Retrievers' cross country and swimming and diving teams in addition to the men’s lacrosse team.
Before coming to UMBC, Friese worked at Drexel University in Philadelphia while also earning his Master of Science in Sports Management. While with the Dragons he was the primary trainer for the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams. In addition he worked for a year as an athletic trainer at NovaCare Rehabilitation.
Fries earned his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Alvernia University in May 2008.