Home / People / Ryan Sloniger Ryan Sloniger Assistant Baseball Coach Ryan Sloniger is an assistant men’s baseball coach, responsible for helping the team improve pitching skills. He was previously a minor league baseball player with the Toronto Blue Jays from 2019-2021. From 2021 to 2022, he was a volunteer assistant baseball coach at Kent State University. He has a degree in journalism with a minor in recreation, park and tourism management from Penn State University. His hobbies include following Pittsburgh sports, hunting and fitness.