Ryan has coached college baseball with Aurora University when they were ranked 23rd in the nation, as well as Judson University when they were ranked 16th in the nation. He has spent time as a Head Baseball Recruiting Coach at NCSA (National Collegiate Scouting Association) where he worked with over 1500 athletes and their families in finding the right fit for college baseball.
In 2019 he joined the Chicago White Sox Player Development staff and worked as the Assistant Hitting Coordinator from 2019 - 2022.
In 2022 he joined Win Reality as the Manager of Player Development where he helped build the "workouts" portion of the app.
He is the founder of Johansen Baseball Inc.
Jake Skala enters his 7th year coaching and currently serves as the Assistant Baseball Coach at Wheaton College (IL) where he works with both hitters and infielders. In his first season at Wheaton College, he helped lead the Thunder to one of their better offensive years in school history. The 2022 Thunder tied the school doubles record, broke both the triples and walks records, and joined the top 5 ranks in school history RBIs, Runs, Total Bases, Home Runs, and Slugging Percentage, despite playing in their fewest games in 10 years (excluding the shortened 2020 season).
He came to Wheaton after spending the Spring 2021 season in North Dakota as the Interim Graduate Assistant for Minot State University’s baseball team serving as the hitting coach and first base coach. Prior to Minot, Skala previously worked with Johansen Baseball in their facility from 2018-2020 and also served as a head coach for Illinois Travel Baseball. Before starting with Johansen Baseball in 2018, he coached high school baseball for Northpointe Christian for several years.
Skala graduated from Cornerstone University in the spring of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Coaching. He played baseball at Cornerstone from Fall 2014-2016. Skala is from Geneva, IL and holds a certification in Signal 6º as well as several certifications from USA Baseball.