Ryan Lowry is Julie Taylor's rebound from Matt Saracen in season 4, after Matt leaves for the Art Institute of Chicago and doesn't contact her. He first appears in episode 9, "The Lights in Carroll Park," as a partner of the organization Habitat for Humanity. Julie meets him in one of the organization's house-building projects after deciding to get more involved in after-school activities. Ryan asks her out on a date, but Julie turns him down because she is still hurting from her breakup with Matt. Julie decides to proposition him with a no-strings-attached relationship, and he agrees. Julie invites him to the Taylor house for dinner, and he reveals that he will be leaving for another project in Arizona soon. Coach Taylor doesn't seem to like him, and is glad to hear he'll be gone. He is last seen in episode 10, "I Can't."