Archbishop Ryan High School is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Lampart as the new varsity football head coach. Mr. Lampart is a 2000 graduate of Archbishop Ryan, was a member of the varsity football team and recipient of the 1999 Archbishop Ryan Quarterback Club Award. He continued his education earning a Bachelor’s Degree at Penn State University in 2005, then a Masters of Science in Special Education from Mansfield University in 2012.
Mr. Lampart is currently employed teaching Emotional Support at CCA Baldi Middle School in Northeast Philadelphia. He comes to Ryan with an extensive coaching background that has prepared him for his new role as head football coach:
- Offensive Line and Defensive Line Coach at Archbishop Wood HS (2015-2018)
- Two PIAA 5A State Championships (2016, 2017)
- Two PA District 12 Championships (2016, 2017)
- Two Philadelphia Catholic League Championships (2015, 2018)
- Defensive Line Coach for Philadelphia Blue Flames (2014-2018)
- 2018 NPSFL National Championship
- Freshman Coach at Archbishop Ryan HS (2012-2014)
- Head Coach at Bustleton Bengals Youth Organization (2013)
- Various Football Positions at Our Lady of Calvary CYO (2005-2012)
Archbishop Ryan HS Athletic Director Joe Zeglinksi states, “Chris is back at Ryan with championship experience and a wealth of knowledge working under tremendous coaches. His passion and enthusiasm will be contagious to the players, parents and alumni. Through this process it became evident Chris is prepared and ready to lead his own program. He is the right guy that will to bring that championship mentality back to the great tradition of Ryan Football.”
Steve Devlin ‘89, current Ursinus College Assistant Coach and former Archbishop Wood Head Coach, concurs: “Having coached Chris in high school and the years of being on my staff at Archbishop Wood, I am very confident in saying that he will do a great job as the new football coach at Archbishop Ryan. His knowledge of the game and his attention to detail is very evident in his coaching. He will bring an energy and passion to his team every day and his experience of winning will spill over to his players. I look forward to watching his teams compete in the PCL.”
Coach Lampart brings experience and energy to several critical needs for the Archbishop Ryan Football Program: measurable success on and off the field, communications on all fronts, building and maintaining the Ryan Football family, and an investment the student body, alumni and the community.
From Coach Lampart: "I couldn’t be any more excited to be named the Head Coach of the Archbishop Ryan High School Football Program. I would like to thank President Mike Barnett, Principal Joe McFadden and Athletic Director Joe Zeglinski for this great opportunity. Archbishop Ryan has always been my home and I cannot wait to work with the Faculty, Alumni, Parents, and the Student Athletes to produce a Championship Culture. I look forward to building a program and bringing a new energy to the way our student athletes attack the classroom, hallways, weight room and the football field."
Please join us in welcoming Coach Lampart back to Ryan!