Assistant Director/Athletic Communications
Ryan Yanoshak is in his eighth year with the Athletic Communications staff at the United States Military Academy. Yanoshak, who serves as Special Assistant to the Executive Athletic Director and Deputy Licensing Director, is the primary contact for Army's football program and oversees the Office of Athletic Communications.
Yanoshak spent nearly three years at East Stroudsburg as a graduate assistant, interim Sports Information Director and the last 18 months as the Sports Information Director where he was responsible for 21 sports before moving to West Point.
Upon arriving at West Point in 2006, Yanoshak served as the primary contact for the wrestling and lacrosse programs. He spent six seasons working with Army's hockey and golf teams and one year with the baseball program. He was presented with the Derek Hines Unsing Hero Award by the hockey program for his contributions to the team.
Yanoshak served as the primary contact for Showtime and CBS for the Emmy-award-winning document "A Game of Honor," which chronicled the Army-Navy Game.
A Hanover Township, Pa. native, Yanoshak is a graduate of Bloomsburg University where he served an internship in the sports information office. He completed requirements for his masters' degree in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Sport Management at ESU.
Yanoshak previously worked as a sports writer and editor for eight years, five and a half at The Citizens' Voice in Wilkes-Barre. He covered national and local sports including writing articles on the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Red Barons and NASCAR auto racing. He also worked as a sports writer for the Berkshire Eagle in Dalton, Mass., serving as backup beat writer for the Pittsfield, Mass. Class `A' baseball affiliate of the New York Mets, sports editor of the Milton (Pa.) Standard-Journal where he directed a staff of two full-time reporters and eight correspondence, and as Sunday editor and copy editor of Hernando Today in Brooksville, Fla.
He left the newspaper field for three years and worked as media manager and marketing coordinator for the Schoeneman Corporation in Pottsville, directing a $3-million national television and print campaign for proprietary schools.
In May of 2005, he received the President's Outstanding Service Award for his contributions to the community. He was a coordinator of a joint effort between the ESU men's basketball team and the Pocono Medical Center's Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center to sell bracelets to benefit the center.