Ryan Bingham was born in Hobbs, New Mexico. His family relocated to the Midland/Odessa area of West Texas when he was a child, before eventually moving to Houston. He explained to The Boot
that because his parents kept moving around a lot he was "always the new kid in town." Each time, he moved to a new school Ryan needed to confront someone wanting to pick on him on his first day there to "establish that pecking order."