Co-Founder/Coach/President of Indiana Primetime Sports Inc.
Ryan is the co-founder of Indiana Primetime Sports and played a large role in starting the company in 2007. After a successful rugby and football career at Penn High School, he attended Butler University where he played football and earned his degree in Physical Education and Health. Ryan was a high school teacher, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and football/basketball coach for 3 years at Garrett High School. After stepping away from teaching, Ryan brought an exceptional background in football, fitness, baseball and basketball to Indiana Primetime Sports. From 2011-2013, Ryan served as the Wide Receivers coach at Brebeuf Jesuit. Ryan started the Primetime Baseball program in 2013 and has helped it grow from 2 teams to 19 teams. Ryan currently coaches baseball and football for Primetime. Ryan and his fiancé Lauren reside in Carmel, IN.
Co-Founder/Basketball Coach/President of Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse
Leveraging his degree in Physical Education & Health from Butler University, Coach Lafferman has worked as a Middle School Physical Education and Health Teacher, middle school & high school basketball coach, and is President of Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse. In 2010, Brandon chose to leave his teaching career to pursue his dream of making Primetime a year round sports organization for young athletes to develop and have fun. In addition to the coaching Brandon does for Primetime, he is currently the Head Coach for the University High School Varsity Basketball Team. Brandon enjoys traveling, golf, watching football, and spending time with his wife Dani, son Crew and daughter Lennox.
Softball Director/Summer Camp Coordinator/Square 1 Director/Softball Coach
Stephanie Kleiner carries more than 10 years of elementary education experience into her leadership role with Primetime Square 1. A Carmel resident who currently works in the Carmel Clay Schools, Stephanie has consistently earned parent, faculty, and administration accolades for her commitment to the cognitive, emotional and educational growth of her students.
Her approach in the classroom is mirrored in the athletic arena. Stephanie has been a sports camp counselor for many summers, previously having helped establish two sports oriented summer programs. She also has coached several teams locally over the years. She’s a believer in the “Fun First” approach for youngsters, striving to get kids to appreciate being active and encouraging their continued participation from season to season and year to year. Equally as important to Stephanie is the development of each individual child’s skills, recognizing that no two youngsters are the same and need specialized attention to foster improvement.
As an athlete herself, Stephanie achieved all-conference honors in high school playing softball, and secured a spot on the Indiana University Softball team. She also played varsity volleyball and competed in gymnastics. Throughout her formative high school and college years, Stephanie traveled the United States playing competitive softball at the highest level, including the Junior Olympics.
Stephanie is married to her husband Lee and has two young daughters, with whom she enjoys staying active.
Baseball Director / Coach
Quentin is from Kokomo, IN and went to Western High School where he played 4 years varsity baseball, and was an Indiana All-Star his senior year. He went on to play 4 years of Division 1 baseball at IPFW, where he was a 4 year starter. He has coached summer and high school baseball for the past 10 years. In 2012 as an assistant coach he helped Western High School win the 3A State Championship, and in 2016 as Head Coach of Western High School, he led his team to become the 3A State Championship Runner-Up. During his time as coach, he has helped develop numerous players achieve their goals in playing college baseball, at all collegiate ranks, and some even to the professional level. Quentin has a great passion for the game of baseball and he is fully committed to helping players in their development of becoming the best players they can be. Quentin has worked tirelessly throughout his career to strive for excellence, and will bring an immense amount of knowledge and energy to the Primetime Baseball program.
Baseball Youth Director/Coach
Matt Nicholson is a graduate from Butler University where he earned his degree in Education. After graduating, Matt began his teaching career at Heron High School followed by a year at Zionsville West Middle School. He is currently a teacher at Butler University. Coach Nicholson is finishing his fourth season coaching with Primetime Baseball. He has coached over 9 teams between baseball and basketball and also works with performance and speed training groups, skill training groups, and summer camps. Matt greatly enjoys using fitness and athletics as a tool to help teach lessons and values transferrable to daily life. Coach Nicholson is incredibly passionate about helping his students and athletes learn and grow to be the best that they can be, not only as an athlete, but also as a person and member of society. Matt is currently Primetime Baseball’s Youth Director, ages 8U-11U, and is the head coach for 10U Black in the 2017-2018 season.
Basketball Director/Basketball Coach/Vice President of Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse
Evan Suttner is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned his master’s degree in Sport Management and bachelor’s degree in Communication and Culture. While at IU, Evan worked for five seasons with the Indiana Women’s Basketball team as a manager and graduate assistant. He also spent three seasons as an advance scout for the WNBA’s New York Liberty and two summers traveling the country as an instructor for PGC (Point Guard College) Basketball. Evan joined Primetime in 2012 and enjoys applying his coaching skills at Grand Park Fieldhouse today. He and his wife Lauren reside in Carmel, IN with their daughter Sydney.
Coach Webster attended University High School where he ran track and cross-country and played basketball. He now coaches cross-country and basketball at University. He attends IUPUI and is a secondary education major specializing in history. Cullen believes in using competitive sports as a developmental tool with kids. He treats the playing field like a classroom and enjoys showing kids that what you learn in sports can relate to other aspects of your life. Coach Webster has coached over 100 games with Primetime and is excited about his 3rd season on the basketball staff.
Wes Priest has a long history with soccer and education in the state of Indiana. He played collegiately at Indiana University, and he was a member of IU’s 1988 NCAA National Championship Team. In 1991, he served as the Butler Men’s Assistant Coach, and in 1993, he was the Butler Woman’s Assistant Coach. Throughout the last twenty-five years, he has been a staff member at the Butler Bulldog Soccer Camps and Indiana University Soccer Soccer Camps, and in that time, he has also coached boys and girls at all age levels at Dynamo FC, a competitive travel soccer club located on the north side of Indianapolis.
In 1996, Wes was selected as the Indiana Youth Soccer Association Girls’ Coach of The Year, and in 2010 he was awarded St. Vincent’s Hospital High School Coach of The Year for all high school athletic programs in the Indianapolis metro area. He holds a US Soccer B License and has an NSCAA National Diploma. He is currently a high school English teacher and the Head Men’s Varsity Soccer Coach at University High School located in Carmel, Indiana.