Ryan Gyaki had an excellent debut season as the head coach of the Cougars. The Cougars finished third in the Prairie Division and made the playoffs for the first time in school history.
Gyaki, a former standout in the Calgary Youth Soccer scene, made his transition to the professional ranks at only 17 years old. Ryan played for Sheffield United in England, before a knee injury sidelined him for the remaining part of the season. The following season, he picked up a contract with FC Hansa Rostock in the German Bundesliga.
He also represented Canada twice on the international stage. He scored four times for the U20 side and made three starts for the U23 just a season later.
Ryan has been heavily involved in coaching and development since completing his playing career in Europe. He is also currently the Technical Director with the Calgary Rangers Program.