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Meet the Staff

Evan Ryan
Athletic Complex Manager
Kevin T. Keane Sports Park at Nardin Academy
(716) 881-6262 ext. 3200
Heading into his third year at Nardin Academy, Evan oversees Nardin's Kevin T. Keane Sports Park, where he manages the day-to-day and administrative operations of the Academy's athletic facilities, including the Nardin Academy Athletic Center and Nardin's Mod-Pac Fields.
Evan earned his Master of Science - Education in Athletic Administration and Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Communications from The College at Brockport, while also competing for the Golden Eagles' Men's Club Lacrosse team. While earning his degrees at Brockport, Evan volunteer coached for the Brockport Youth Lacrosse program.
Evan joined the Gator nation after serving as the Operations Manager of Sahlen Sports Park, located in Elma, NY. There he headed the 300,000 square foot facility's operations, event and facility management, marketing and partnership development, graphic design, programming/youth camps & clinics, and oversaw all part-time employees. Before his time in Buffalo, Evan assisted the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) located in Cortland, N.Y. as a full-time intern. After serving the SUNYAC office, he accepted the Event Management & Operations Assistant position at Cornell University, where he predominantly worked with varsity football & spring football, men's & women's basketball, women's ice hockey, and men's & women's lacrosse teams, covering the events and facility operations for the Big Red's athletic department.
Evan currently resides in Hamburg, NY along with his wife, Moriah.
Lester Brown
Head Squash Professional & Head Squash Coach
Nardin Academy Athletic Center
(716) 881-6262 ext. 3200

A native of Toronto, Canada, Lester spent more than two decades coaching squash to children of all ages and adults. He began playing competitive squash at Toronto’s York University, where he finished his collegiate career with a winning record and was a member of Toronto’s Premier Squash League before turning to coaching full-time.

Lester has coached squash at all age levels at 20 different schools in Westchester County and Connecticut. He has organized and hosted more than a hundred squash tournaments nationally. His career coaching highlights include Boys’ Division national championships (Darien, CT); back-to-back 2nd place Division II (Rye Middle School, NY) and 3rd place in Division III (Darien Middle School). He also coached 4 different girls’ high school teams (Rye, NY).

In addition to coaching Nardin’s three squash teams, Lester will offer private and semi-private lessons as well as clinics and social events throughout the year. For information or to book lessons, please contact Lester directly at (914) 649-8769 or email him at Please also visit our website for more information regarding squash programming: