As she and her husband await a contract extension that is expected to yield him north of 100 million, Sarah Ryan is embarking on a career of her own.
On Tuesday, the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA announced that Ryan, who played basketball at Boston College and is married to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, will work as a sponsorship sales consultant.
Ryan, who, like her more famous husband, also majored in communications, said she and Dream CEO Ashley Preisinger developed the role after a mutual friend, Dave Cohen, who formerly worked for the Falcons, suggested that they have coffee. Ryan, who became a Dream season ticket holder this year, said that while she does not have a background in sales, she will rely on the network of people that she and her husband have met during their five years in Atlanta to help drive ticket sales.
I think its a lot about relationships that you are building with people in the city and the first few years Matt and I have been in Atlanta weve been fortunate...