Todd Ritter enters his third season on the University of Colorado football staff as a full-time employee and his second season as the coordinator of on-campus recruiting. Previously, he served as the assistant to the head coach in 2008 and was a volunteer assistant in the football operations office during the 2006 and '07 seasons.
Ritter, 30, was enrolled in a Ph.D. program for political science at the University of Colorado from 2005-06. Prior to enrolling at CU, he was an assistant coach for linebackers at Colorado College in 2004.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Albion College in Albion, Mich., in 2001 where he lettered four times in football and three in baseball. He earned all-conference mention as a defensive back and on the diamond, he played third base and shortstop.
He earned a master's degree in public administration from Valdosta State University in December 2003 and served as a graduate assistant football coach during the 2002 and '03 seasons there. Valdosta State recorded a 24-3 record those two years and lost in the NCAA Championship game in 2002.
Born March 28, 1980 in Rochester, Mich., he graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Mich., where he lettered in baseball and football three times and basketball once.