May 28, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Ryan Curammeng named new boys and girls golf coach at Crean Lutheran

Ryan Curammeng has joined Crean Lutheran to coach girls and boys golf. (Photo courtesy Crean Lutheran High School)

Crean Lutheran High School officials announced that Ryan Curammeng has been named the new coach for the girls and boys varsity golf teams. He has joined the faculty full-time to teach Advanced Placement U.S. History and Honors U.S. History.

“The Lord opened the door and it was a good fit for both of us.” said Curammeng, who has taught and coached at Capistrano Valley Christian the past 23 years.

Crean Lutheran Athletic Director Eric Olson added:

“Coach Curammeng is a strong Christian role model with a tremendous passion for mentoring and teaching his players. He looks forward to the opportunity to facilitate organized, competitive, vision-driven, and spiritually-based golf programs that will glorify God daily and serve his student-athletes and their families.”

Coach Curammeng coached baseball, cross country, and served as the chaplain for the football team at Capo Valley Christian. For the past 17 years, he was the head golf coach at Capistrano Valley Christian and was named the league’s golf coach of the year in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Curammeng’s previous teams won the league’s sportsmanship award five times.

“One of the goals I have has always been to win the sportsmanship award,” he said. “That’s one of the most important things to build up the program as far as community involvement and excitement.”

Curammeng has been a leader for the Mission Viejo/Dana Point Coaches of Influence fellowship and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He and his wife Florice live in Mission Viejo with their three daughters: Camille (UCSD), Makaela, and Halia. The Curammeng family attends Saddleback Covenant Church in Mission Viejo. 

Currameng takes over the golf programs from long-time and popular boys and girls golf coach Dan Fink, who died in February after a brief illness. Fink was also Crean Lutheran’s first boys basketball coach.