Ryan McTavish grew up in Mount Airy, Maryland. He graduated in 2017 from Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Sport Studies with a concentration in Sport Marketing. As a four-year basketball participant, Ryan spent two years at Presbyterian College prior to attending Shepherd. During his senior year, he was awarded all-conference honors and student of the year in sports marketing. While at Shepherd and after graduating, Ryan held numerous positions in the fitness industry which lead to his arrival in Richmond and at VCU. He is very eager to become educated on such topics in sports and learn from the VCU men’s basketball staff as a graduate assistant with the program.