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Ryan Roeder is in his third season as assistant coach at Princeton after spending the 2009 season as the wide receivers coach at Rhode Island. Roeder joined the Rams’ staff after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at Temple University, where he worked with the wide receivers, tight ends and assisted the offensive line coach.
He helped 2011 starter Mark Hayes record 11 catches and his first career touchdown last season, and he expected Des Smith to also be a valued contributor until injuries ended Smith's season.
Before heading to Temple, Roeder directed the Albany wide receivers in the spring of 2006 after coaching the running backs in 2005. He returned to his alma mater after spending the 2004 season as an assistant offensive line coach at Holy Cross.
A first-team All-Northeast Conference quarterback, Roeder led Albany to the 2002 NEC and ECAC championships. He completed 131 of 213 passes for 1,366 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior.
Roeder also rushed for 259 yards and eight TDs, and he recorded the fifth-best mark in school history with 1,625 total yards. He ranks second in total offense (4,039), third in passing yards (3,546) and tied for fourth in passing touchdowns (24) in the school's record books.
Roeder received his undergraduate degree in a dual major of communication and psychology in December 2002. As an undergrad, he served as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's vice president, interned at WNYT-TV's sports department, and worked with Project Strive, a summer camp for children.