Ryan Daniels MS, LAT, ATC, PES


Assistant Director of Athletic Training

Office:  132 Lied Rec Center Athletic Training Room

E-mail: rtdan@iastate.edu

Tel: (515) 294-7259

Sport: M/W Track & Field and Spirit Squads


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Professional Information


Ryan comes to Iowa State after spending time taking in the oil fields of west Texas at the University of Texas Permian Basin. While out there, he worked at the Division II level, taking care of multiple sports teams along with being a preceptor and instructor for the University’s Athletic Training Education Program. Starting with the Cyclones in January 2021, Ryan works with Iowa State’s Track/Field and Cross Country program as well as providing practice and game day coverage for ISU’s spirit squads.

Work Experience


Iowa State University - Assistant Director of Athletic Training

2021 - Present


University of Texas Permian Basin - Assistant Athletic Trainer

2017 - 2021

West Virginia University - Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer


University of Maryland - Athletic Training Resident





Penn State University - Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training



West Virginia University - Masters of Science in Athletic Training


Professional Affiliations and Volunteer Service


  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Member 2014 - Present

  • Volunteer: Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association Connection & Engagement Committee member

  • Volunteer: Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association Website Sub-Committee member


Honors & Awards


Family & Other Activities


  • Hobbies: Training/working out, reading, listening to music and discovering new music, and going down esoteric rabbit holes of information

  • Family: Parents are Tom and MaryKay Daniels, sister Kelly, brother Aidan