Ryan Benitez was born and raised in New Braunsfels, Tx. Benitez was a three year letterman varsity pitcher for New Braunfels High School. During his freshman year, he saw the field for the varsity team.
Upon high school graduation in 2011, Benitez attended Texas A&M University- Kingsville to continue his education and baseball playing career. While majoring in Kinesiology- Exercise Sports Science, Benitez made First Team All Lone Star Confernce and was named Pitcher of The Week during his senior year campaign. Benitez was also a key contributor to the TAMUK Baseball team in the Lone Star Conference Tournament run in 2012 and two Lone Star Conference Championship Teams in 2014 and 2015.
After finishing his four years of competing for TAMUK, Benitez was a Grad Assistant for the 2016 baseball season.
Before being named the Pitching Coach at Coastal Bend College in the Fall of 2017, Benitez was a volunteer assistant coach at Texas Lutheran University.