Ryan Von Gunten joined the University of Notre Dame women's swimming and diving program as its operations specialist intern in the summer of 2013. With the Irish, Von Gunten assists in administration, travel, practice setup and a variety of other tasks.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Von Gunten worked in a variety of roles in and around the Bloomington, Ind., area for the last eight years.
After graduating from Ball State in 2004 with a degree in exercise science, he moved on to Indiana University to work toward a masters in kinesiology with a specialty in sports administration and marketing.
After completing that degree in 2006, Von Gunten began a five-year run in the Hoosiers' athletic department. After finishing a year as a compliance intern, Von Gunten spent three and a half years as compliance coordinator.
Von Gunten's experience with swimming is extensive as he was on the Tri-State University swimming team from 1999-01.
Over the last two years he has spent time as an assistant coach for the Indiana University Club Paradise swim team, the Bloomington High School South swim team, the Jackson Creek Junior High swim team and lastly with the IU swimming team as a volunteer assistant coach. While with the Hoosiers for the 2012-13 season Von Gunten helped coach both teams to a pair of second place finishes at the Big Ten meet and tutored seven all-Big Ten first team selections and seven all-Big Ten second team honorees.