(Editor's note: Carroll College media release)
HELENA -- Ryan Springer will join the coaching ranks of the Carroll College football program, Saints coach Troy Purcell announced on Friday.
"Coach Springer is a fired-up coach that has a passion for football and helping young men become positive people in the community," Purcell said. "He is familiar with Frontier Conference football, has a great recruiting background and a strong knowledge of the offensive line. He is a great addition to the staff and we are very excited to have him join the Saints family."
Springer spent the previous season coaching the offensive line at Montana Tech. Prior to that he coached offensive linemen at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, from 2015-16 and again in 2017-18. He spent a season as an offensive line graduate assistant at Fresno State in 2016.
"I am extremely excited to join Coach Purcell and this tremendous coaching staff at Carroll College," Springer said. "I love the passion and energy Coach Purcell and this program are all about. I can't wait to get to work and help continue the great tradition of Carroll football."
Springer played college football at Willamette, becoming a first-team all-league offensive lineman in 2014 as well as serving as a team captain that season. He also earned second-team all-conference honors the season prior.
Springer holds a master's degree in education from Fresno State University and a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Willamette.
He is a native of Eureka, California, and the son of Pete and Debbie Springer.
Springer fills the vacancy left by former coach Alex Kastens, who pursued another opportunity at the University of Mary.