|Playing position |
Role Soccer player
Height 1.83 m
Name Ryan Hulings
|Date of birth (1991-07-19) July 19, 1991 (age 24)|
Place of birth Dayton, Ohio, United States
2008–2012 Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets
Current team Pittsburgh Riverhounds
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Ryan Hulings (born July 19, 1991) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Dayton Dynamo in the NPSL.
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- Semi professional and professional
- Managerial career
Hulings played four years of high school soccer at Centerville High School, earning varsity letters two times. Hulings was a member of the Ohio South Olympic Development Program State team for four years, making the Region II pool in 2008. Hulings also played for Metro FC youth team in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio and the U20 team of the Dayton Dutch Lions.
Hulings began playing college soccer for the Yellow Jackets of Baldwin Wallace University as a freshman during the 2008–2009 season. He served as the team's backup goalkeeper for his freshman campaign before being named the team's starter as a sophomore. He started all 20 of the team's matches during his junior year. In total, Hulings made 59 appearances for the team and was named its MVP during his senior season.
Semi-professional and professional
In 2013, Hulings went on trial with AFC Cleveland, Dayton Dutch Lions, and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. He was signed by the Riverhounds after one tryout. Hulings first match with the club was as a sub against Wigan Athletic on July 19th, 2013. During his first season with the club, he was loaned to the club's developmental team, Pittsburgh Riverhounds U23 of the Premier Development League, while providing cover for the first team. During the team's inaugural season, Hulings made 10 appearances for the U23 side.
On February 13, 2015, it was announced that Hulings had been resigned by the Riverhounds for the 2015 season. Hulings made his professional debut for the senior side on May 20, 2015 in a 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup second round match the West Virginia Chaos as Ryan Thompson and Calle Brown had sustained minor injuries. The team went on to earn a 3–0 victory. A week later, Hulings kept a clean sheet again as Pittsburgh defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1–0 to advance to the fourth round of the tournament. Three days later on May 30, 2015, Hulings made his league debut for the Riverhounds in what a columnist called the "club’s greatest ever game" as the team scored three goals in stoppage time for a 6–5 victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders.
On April 14, 2016, Hulings was announced as a member of the initial roster for the Tampa Bay Rowdies' NPSL reserve side Rowdies 2.
After signing with the Riverhounds in 2013, Hulings began coaching roles within the organization, including Goalkeeper Director for the Riverhounds Development Academy. For the 2013 season, Hulings was an assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams at his alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University. At that time, he was also head goalkeeper coach for the men's team and assistant goalkeeper coach for the women's team. In 2014, Hulings was hired as an assistant coach with an emphasis on goalkeeping for the Pitt Panthers of the University of Pittsburgh.