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Ryan Coon

Ryan Coon

CEO, co-founder | Avail | Class of 2007

A toast to Brothers, from a future CEO and mid-2000s regular:

“The bar ended up being where a lot of my friends would hang out,” says Gies College of Business grad and Avail CEO Ryan Coon (BS ’07, accounting, finance).

“My sophomore year, I had a friend who was working there, so I was one of the first people in the bar to watch the U of I vs. UNC national championship game. I’m still mad that Sean May got away with so many fouls that game.

“During that entire run, it was really fun and special seeing the community come together and rally behind the team. The only thing I’ve ever seen like it is the Cubs fans during the 2016 season.”