Staff Profile

Ryan Scherling
Ryan Scherling
Athletic Director
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Faculty - Payson High School

Ryan is in his third year as District Athletic Director at PUSD, sixth year overall as an administrator and 16th year in secondary/higher education. Ryan is a member of the NIAAA (National Athletic Directors Association). Ryan holds a Bachelors in Marketing from Pittsburg State University, a Masters in Athletic Administration from Concordia University-Irvine, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

As Athletic Director- Ryan's focus is creating an environment where we develop our student athletes & coaches while providing opportunities/resources for all our athletic programs to achieve the highest level of success on and off the playing surface. Longhorn Athletics plays a vital role in the community of Payson and is a platform that brings everyone together rooting for One Team!

Go Longhorns and Strive To Be Elite

Fun Facts:
Ryan was the Head Football Coach of the 6th, 21st, & 23rd highest scoring games (combined total) in the history of AIA Football.

Ryan attended the same middle school in Colorado as two current NFL Head Coaches and one College Football Head Coach. 

Ryan's high school basketball coach was the same as the one who coached Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)