Ryan Gresse

Head Coach 



Gresse came to Dordt in 2018 after spending the 2016 and 2017 seasons as the head coach of the Indian Lake High School men's soccer program in Ohio. During his time at Indian Lake Gresse led the Lakers to a first round upset against the no. 2 seed in the OHSAA State Tournament and a second place finish in the Mad River Division of the Central Buckeye Conference. Prior to coaching at Indian Lake Gresse worked as a head coach for the Warrior Soccer Club and an assistant at Shawnee High School for three years. 

In addition to his time in Ohio Gresse served in the summer with Miracle Ministries based out of Kadali, India. He served in a supporting role for running a soccer camp for school-aged kids.

Coaching Philosophy

I feel that athletics provide a unique avenue to impact other people. My goal is to develop student-athletes spiritually, socially, academically and athletically, resulting in lifelong relationships with their teammates and coaches. When players graduate from this program, I desire them to be equipped to live for Christ in their world beyond college.


Gresse competed three years at Urbana University (NCAA II) where he was an outside back and midfielder for the Blue Knight program before he began coaching his senior year. A native of Springfield, Ohio, Gresse played soccer and graduated from Shawnee High School in 2010.


B. A. in History from Urbana University, 2014


Wife: Sara