Ryan Hietala
Ryan  Hietala

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
Canyon del Oro HS

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
UTEP (1995)

A former touring professional, Ryan Hietala has spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach with the Boise State men's golf team.

During his time with the Broncos, Hietala has helped oversee two Bronco golfers reach the NCAA Regionals (T.K. Kim in 2013, Brian Humphreys in 2017). The Broncos turned in their best Mountain West finish in program history in 2016-17, taking third as Humphreys became the program’s first Mountain West medalist and was named the conference’s freshman of the year.

Hietala competed on the PGA Tour from 2005-06, competing in 23 tournaments while holding full exempt status.

Hietala is also an alum of the Web.com Tour, where he made more than 230 starts on tour, making more than a half million dollars and capturing championships at the 2005 Chitimacha Louisiana Open and the 2008 Cox Classic. Hietala recorded seven top-10 finishes during his career on the Web.com Tour, and had 22 top 25s.

He finished in the top 35 of the Web.com Tour money list twice during his career, and also played on the Canadian Tour, the Tight Lies Tour and the Golden Bear Tour.

Hietala worked as an assistant at the Jim McLean Golf School from 2010-11, one of the nation's premier golf academies, and has also worked at Falcon Crest Golf Club and Shadow Valley Golf Course.

A four-year letterwinner at UTEP, Hietala was a four-time all-conference selection and the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1995. The first-team All-American captured medalist honors five times during his collegiate career, and tied for first at the 1995 WAC Championships.

Hietala is married to the former Jennifer Hedberg, who competed for the Boise State women's golf team. They have two daughters, Izabella and Acie.


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