Sterling Heights native Ryan Kottke played at St. Clair Community College before finishing his collegiate career at Spalding University. Kottke played professionally for five years with the Mid Missouri Mavericks, RGV White Wings, Laredo Broncos, and the Traverse City Beach Bums.
Before joining the USPBL, he served as the Assistant Manager for Spalding University. After serving one year there, he moved on to Marygrove College as the Manager for four years. He is currently the Head Coach at St. Clair Community College.