Ryan joined the Aeros in December of 2012, his first season with the club. He is scheduled to graduate from the University of Houston with a degree in Sports Administration in May of 2013. West recently worked with the Houston Dynamo as an operations supervisor at the clubs training facility. He also has experience as a sales representative at GolfSmith. Ryan is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. As a Houston native, West is also a big Houston Astros, Rockets and UH Cougars fan. A member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, West also enjoys golfing and fishing.