Football Coaching Staff
Ryan Callaghan
Assistant Director of Player Personnel
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Director of Player Personnel
Alma Mater: UCF
Graduating Year: 2012

Ryan Callaghan is in his second season as Nebraska's assistant director of player personnel in 2019. Previously, Callaghan had spent his entire career at UCF before deciding to follow Scott Frost to Lincoln .

Callaghan served as UCF’s assistant director of player personnel in each of Frost’s two seasons as the Knights’ head coach. Before Frost’s arrival in Orlando, Callaghan was a full-time UCF recruiting assistant in 2015. He previously worked as the Knights’ football equipment manager for six seasons from 2009 to 2014, and pulled double duty for his final four years by interning and volunteering in the Knights’ recruiting office in addition to his duties as equipment manager.

Callaghan was associated with four UCF teams that won conference titles and three Knight teams that won at least 11 games. In his final season in Orlando, UCF won its third American Athletic Conference title. The Knights were the nation's only undefeated team in 2017 and ended the year with a No. 6 final ranking after defeating Auburn in the Peach Bowl.

Callaghan earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from UCF in 2012 and his master’s degree in business administration in 2014.