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Coach Ryan Knarr

Coach Ryan Knarr is a coach in the Conrad Weiser Tennis Program, President of the Conrad Weiser Tennis Association, and Tournament Director of the Conrad Weiser Hits for Hope Tournament. A Conrad Weiser graduate, Knarr is a United States Professionally Certified Tennis Professional and is a very accomplished tennis player and instructor. Knarr is also in his forth year as assistant tennis coach at Albright College. In 2011 he was named USTA-EPD Tournament Director of the Year as Director of the CW Open Hits for Hope Tournament.

Knarr, a very accomplished High School and College Athlete was a 2006 graduate of Conrad Weiser High School where he was a 2-time Berks County HS Doubles Champion, 1st Team All Berks Selection and Academic All-American finishing his high school career with a 52-14 overall record including an undefeated 33-0 regular season in singles and doubles as a senior. Knarr was featured in the August 2006 edition of Sports Illustrated 'Faces in the Crowd' for winning a record 5 medals at the 2006 USTA Keystone State Games. He also qualified to play with professionals Anna Kournakova, Andres Gomez, and Tim Mayotte at the 2006 American Red Cross Legends of Tennis event at Alvernia University. 

Knarr currently holds 31 USTA sanctioned titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. In 2011, Knarr finished the year ranked #1 in the Middlestates USTA Mixed Open Doubles rankings with partner Victoria Foanio. He has competed at the sectional, regional and national level and currently holds the record for most medals ever won at the USTA Keystone State Games winning a total of 13 gold, silver and bronze medals in 8 years of competition.

As a college athlete, Knarr is a member of an elite group of players that have competed at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels. In 2007, Knarr earned All-Conference Honors as a freshmen at division III Elizabethtown College. After one year, Knarr took his game to the next level playing at Division I La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pa. After transferring and graduating from Bloomsburg University, Knarr finished his collegiate tennis career at Millersville University as a graduate student, leading the Marauders to a Division II NCAA National Tournament appearance in 2011.

Outside of the tennis courts, Knarr also is an assistant coach with the Conrad Weiser High School Football program as a special teams coach. He is the host of BCTV's Just Say Sports weekly talk show. Knarr resides in his hometown of Robesonia, Pa.