Ryan Petrocchi was hired as assistant track & field throws coach in October 2013.
In 2017, Petrocchi helped lead the BSC men’s track and field team to its second consecutive SAA Championship. Under his direction, Kameren Morgan was the conference champion (hammer throw), earned All-American honors, placed third in National Qualifiers, and earned All-Region outdoor. Michael Snow was also a conference champion (shot put) and All-Region outdoor. BSC had three athletes to earn SAA All-Conference outdoor honors.
In 2016, he led the BSC men’s track and field team to the first SAA Championship in school history. BSC totaled eight SAA All-Conference athletes in outdoor. Michael Snow (shot put) and Kameren Morgan (hammer throw/weight) earned All-Region indoor honors, as well as becoming conference champions.
In 2015, two Panthers, Michael Snow (shot put/hammer throw) and Earen Robinson (hammer throw), won individual conference titles. BSC collected five All-Conference selections, and Michael Snow was named SAA Field Athlete of the year.
The 2014 season led to six SAA All-Conference selections, and Hank Ballard received an individual conference title, All-American honors, and was named SAA Field Athlete of the year.
A 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska, Petrocchi received his Bachelors of Science in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science. Petrocci exceled in both the classroom and the field earning seven academic honors at Nebraska. He was a five-year member of the Men's Track & Field Team, a three-time Big XII Conference member, and a two-time member of the (2009/2010) Big IIX Outdoor Track & Field Championship Team competing in the javelin. Petrocchi also made 2009 and 2010 Midwest Regional appearances in javelin, and received the Huskers Most Improved Athlete award in 2008.
Prior to his arrival on the Hilltop, Ryan served as head throws coach at Marian High School in Omaha, Neb.
Petrocchi is USATF Level I certified, USTFCCCA Throws Certified, and USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning Certified. He is married to the former Jenna Stroud, who is the assistant swimming & diving coach here at Birmingham-Southern