Yes, he's the son of current Illini offensive coordinator Bill Cubit. Ryan spent five seasons working with his father, ascending to co-coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2012, Bill's last season in charge of the Broncos.
Ryan's new position has a lengthy list of important tasks. He'll oversee on-campus activities for current football players, manage incoming freshmen and transfers as well as handle various duties pertaining to recruiting.
As a player, Ryan transferred to WMU from Rutgers and guided the Broncos to their first bowl game in 20 years in 2007.
Ryan joins former Illini quarterback Juice Williams as recently hired members of the staff. Williams was named director of alumni and former player relations earlier this month.