2016-17 was a tough season for the Rams. Battling through injuries and the beginning of a major culture overhaul, with 13 new players taking the field for the new year. The new-look Rams battled all season long, finishing the season with a 5-10-1 record. A strong recruiting class, coupled with their stand out sophomores has the Rams looking to earn a playoff spot in the 2017-18 season.
After spending six seasons at the helm of Ryerson's men's soccer program, Dr. Ivan Joseph made the move to the women's program for the 2015 season.
The Rams finished 2015 with a 6-8-2 record which tied the program record for wins in a season (2014, 2011) and total points with 20 (2007).
Since taking charge of the Rams men's soccer program in 2009, Joseph helped the Rams post their highest results in the team's history.
In his six seasons the Rams men qualified for the OUA Final Four championship three times and qualified for the CIS national championship tournament for the first time in program history in 2013. Joseph was the coach when Alex Braletic won the CIS Player of the Year award in 2013, the first time a Ryerson athlete in any sport has earned the honour.
Joseph won the OUA East Coach of the Year award after the 2010 and 2013 seasons.
The Rams set a new program record with 12 wins and 38 points in the 2013 season and then matched the program-best win total with another 12 wins in 2014-15. The 2010 season was the first time the Rams advanced to the OUA Final Four after a 7-2-5 regular season.
In 2009, Joseph led the Rams to their first winning season since the early 1970's, when the team was known as the Zebras. It was the first above .500 season for Ryerson since the current program reformed and joined the OUA in 1986.
Joseph, who is also the Director of Athletics at Ryerson, previously coached at Graceland University in Iowa where he was the Director of Soccer Operations and Head Men's Coach.
During his time at Graceland, he was a three-time Coach of the Year in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and the 2006 NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Coach of the Year. Joseph led his Graceland teams to three conference championships and one NAIA National Championship.
Joseph holds an 'A' coaching licence from the United States Soccer Federation as well as an Advanced National Coaching Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.