Ryan Hockman began his coaching career in 1993 at Nicholls State University. Hockman followed with coaching stops at Bowling Green State University, Eastern Michigan University, and Tiffin University. He then coached in Europe in Cologne, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; and Braunschweig, Germany. Following his time overseas, Hockman spent time as the head coach at Northville and Clarenceville High Schools in Michigan.
As a private instructor, Hockman has helped develop Devin Gardner (University of Michigan/New England Patriots/Pittsburgh Steelers), Shane Morris (University of Michigan/Central Michigan), Tyler Wiegers (University of Iowa), Cyler Miles (University of Washington), and Mike Wegzyn (UMass/University of Tennessee) and Bailey Hockman (Florida State University).
As an athlete, Hockman earned Academic All-SEC honors at the University of Kentucky. In high school, Hockman participated in multiple sports, earning varsity letters in track and field (4), basketball (3), and football (4).
Hockman is married to Rosemarie Fernandez, MD, who serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine/Attending Physician at the University of Florida. They reside in Ponte Vedra, FL with their sons, Ben and Erik.
Hockman hails from a football and teaching family. His father, Ken, is a member of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame; his brother, Kyle, is a highly successful high school football coach in Georgia; his grandmother, Martha Hockman, was a Kindergarten teacher; and his sister, Kelly, was a calculus teacher.