Ryan Arvin enters his third season as a member of the St. Bonaventure men's soccer coaching staff in 2017.
Arvin continues to be integral in the development of the Brown and White's young core. Under Arvin's guidance, Luke Iacobellis and Alex Olday have both emerged as an Atlantic 10 first-tier goalies, taking huge steps throughout their time at St. Bonaventure. Arvin has also been essential to the development of goalkeeper Kyle Cunningham, who redshirted his freshman campaign and continues to improve each and everyday.
Arvin's experience and vision is crucial in helping St. Bonaventure's incoming players make the transition from club/high school to the division one level. This was ever apparent during the 2016 season as three true freshman saw extensive time on the field for the Bonnies: Nick Mazzola, Jon-Michael Perkins, and Jacob Dyck.
With Arvin's assistance, Paul Afful was able to garner Atlantic 10 All-Rookie honors. This was the second All-Rookie selection during Arvin's tenure - the other being Kosi Nwafornso in 2015.
In his first season on the St. Bonaventure sideline, Arvin was essential in guiding the Bonnies through a transition year. A goalkeeper himself, Arvin was able to mentor St. Bonaventure's goalkeeping core through their rookie seasons.
The Jupiter, Fla. native spent four years as a goalkeeper at Canisius College before finishing out his playing career at Mercyhurst in 2014. Arvin helped guide the Lakers to a 19-3 (10-1 PSAC) record, including a trip to the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Tournament Sweet Sixteen. For Mercyhurst, Arvin started 12 games, finishing with a perfect 12-0 record.
At Canisius, Arvin did not appear in any games his freshman year, however, started 24 games the rest of his career as a Golden Griffin. Arvin would leave Canisius holding three program records, including his 1.18 career goals against average, his 1.08 single-season goals against average (2013), and his four single-season shutouts tied the programs best-ever. The 2013 Western New York Goalkeeper of the Year and the two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Week selection finished with exactly 100 career saves and recorded five career shutouts.
Before coming to Canisius, Arvin lettered for four seasons at Jupiter High School. Arvin played in 23 games his senior year, posting a 0.69 goals against average and earning him an honorable mention selection to ESPN's Rise All-America Team.
Arvin holds level one and level two NSCAA goalkeeping diplomas. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) at St. Bonaventure.