Ryan Doherty graduated from Burlington High School in 2014. He was a long stick midfielder and Defensemen during his time at Burlington High School. Ryan was a varsity letter winner all four years at Burlington High School. He was named captain his senior year. He also was awarded the teams players award for the teams most valuable player his senior year. Ryan was also the 2014 Burlington Youth Lacrosse Association scholarship recipient. After Burlington, he went on to play DIII lacrosse at Salem State University where he played immediately as a freshman. He earned two varsity letters his freshmen and sophomore year, along with twice receiving the NCAA Scholar Athlete Award. After competing for two years at Salem State, he decided put his playing days behind him to take a coaching opportunity with his former coach and team at Burlington High. Ryan has been an assistant coach on the Burlington High School varsity staff since 2016.