New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, who was born in Ardmore and played defensive end at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, will be featured on the next edition of the ESPN newsmagazine “E:60” at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Here is ESPN’s synopsis of the story:
Rex Ryan, son of legendary NFL coach Buddy Ryan, has hit the ground running in his first head coaching job. Both on the field and off… Off the field, his brazen personality and forthright way of speaking have come across as a breath of fresh air to some (the media, many fans) and contentious to others (the Patriots & Dolphins organizations and fan bases). He stated that he’s “not here to kiss Bill Belichick’s (Patriots head coach) rings” and engaged in a war of words with Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder.
On the field, Ryan’s team has been emboldened by his tactics and approach, winning the first three games of the season.
And while Ryan is recognized as a creative and skilled coach, he had to fight a little harder to get there…as he suffers from dyslexia…a learning disorder characterized by difficulties with spelling and reading. Rachel Nichols reports.