Ryan Dall enters his fifth season with the Blue Devils as the assistant for the pole vault, sprints, hurdles and multi-events. In his first season at Duke, Dall helped pole vaulter Brent Warner become the first Blue Devil to clear over 17’0” in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Since then four other Dall-coached vaulters have joined Warner on the all-time indoor and outdoor list. Dall’s top vaulter, Lara Jones, was an NCAA Regional qualifier in 2006 and ECAC Indoor Champion and NCAA Outdoor Championship qualifier in 2007. Dall also coached Tyler Clarke to the indoor IC4A heptathlon title in 2007.
On the track, Dall has coached Dan King and Pete Lewellen to school records indoors in the 400-meter and 500-meter, respectively. Dall also put together a school-record 4X400-meter relay team indoors in 2007. At the 2007 indoor IC4A Championships Dall’s athletes made the finals in the 200-meters, 400-meters, 500-meters, and 4x400-meter relay.
Dall spent his first four years as a Division I coach with Florida International, where he coached two athletes to All-America status and three athletes to berths in the NCAA Championships. Dall also coached five different athletes in five different events to Sun Belt Conference titles.
A 1999 graduate of the University of Miami, Dall was a two-time Big East champion in the pole vault. A 17-foot vaulter, Dall also placed fourth in the Big East decathlon during his career at Miami.
In high school Dall vaulted for North Rockland (N.Y.) and placed second in the 1993 U.S. Junior National Meet, earning the right to wear a U.S. jersey for the National Team at the junior Pan Am games, where he also placed second, in Winnipeg, Canada.