Athletics Coaching Staff
Ryan Colton
Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance
Alma Mater: Bucknell
Graduating Year: 2004
Experience: 5 Years
Phone: 508-793-3582

Ryan Colton is in his fifth year at the College of the Holy Cross in 2017-2018, and his third year as the assistant director of athletics for compliance. He is responsible for the continued development and enhancement of a culture of compliance through a strong monitoring program that ensures our compliance with NCAA and Patriot League rules.

In addition to handling compliance, Colton oversees student-athlete eligibility and the department's policies and procedures manual, while serving as the supervisor for the golf and swimming & diving programs. He is also currently a member of the NCAA Division I women's golf committee.

Prior to his time with the Crusaders, Colton served as a special assistant to the athletic director at Providence College for two years. He has also managed a law firm out of Taunton, Mass., since 2008, and served as a City Councilor in Taunton for four years. Colton previously worked in the Massachusetts state senate from 2006-2008.

A 2004 graduate of Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Colton was a four-year member of the Bison football team as a quarterback. He went on to earn his law degree from the New England School of Law in 2007, and was sworn into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar upon his graduation.