Welcome to Inside The Locker Room, a digital media website that was launched by Ryan McFadden in 2014 with the focus of covering high school and college sports in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.

Inside The Locker Room mission is to provide it’s audience in-depth news and analysis of local high school and college sports through various aspects of sports journalism and storytelling.

Since the site’s inception, it has covered numerous high school sporting events, while receiving media credentials for Georgetown men’s basketball, University of Maryland football, men’s and women’s basketball, the Washington Mystics and Wizards, the 2016 Dick’s High School Nationals, the 2017 Big East Tournament and the 2019 GEICO High School Nationals.

Inside The Locker Room will continue to strive to become a go-to source for high school and college sports, while providing a platform where players, coaches and teams’ stories can be told.

Meet the Founder 

Photo by Geraldo Rodriguez.

Ryan McFadden 

Ryan McFadden is the Founder/Editor-In-Chief of Inside The Locker Room and a high school sports reporter for the Washington Post. Ryan is a Maryland native and graduate of Iona College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Journalism.

Ryan got into journalism when he wrote for the student newspaper at DeMatha Catholic High School.

Ryan joined The Ionian, the Iona College student newspaper, at the start of his freshman year. He served as the beat writer for women’s volleyball and men’s basketball before becoming the sports editor during his junior and senior year.

Ryan has covered four Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournaments, the 2016 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament First/Second Round, the 2017 Big East Tournament, the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First/Second Round.

In the summer of 2018, Ryan was an editorial intern at SB Nation in New York City. He also contributed to other publications like Testudo Times, Federal Baseball, Terrapin Station MD and the Montgomery County Sentinel.

Ryan is a huge D.C. sports fan, and has spent most of his time sobbing over the lack of postseason success from the Washington Wizards and Nationals. When Ryan is not covering a game, he is playing video games or rewatching Marvel and Harry Potter films.

Ryan is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park. He hopes for a successful career as a sports writer/editor, while aspiring to be an author and screenwriter.

You can follow Ryan on Twitter (@RMcFadden15) or contact him by email (


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