The Silver Lake College cross country team began intercollegiate competition in 2005 and competes in the fall in various cities in Wisconsin. Since its inception, the team has seen steady progress in growth and development. Team members have competed in the USCAA Cross Country Championships, and numerous team members have also been recognized as Academic-All Americans.
After a one-year hiatus, Ryan Roberts is back as the head cross country coach at Silver Lake College. He previously served as head coach from 2010 to 2013. Ryan's goals for the team include building program numbers, maintaining team academic excellence (as evidenced by multiple Academic All-Americans in recent years) as well as continuing to have runners represent Silver Lake at the USCAA National Championships.
Ryan is a Manitowoc native and a 1996 graduate of Roncalli High School in Manitowoc. He holds a B.A. in History and a Minor in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (2001) and a M.S. in Student Personnel Administration from Concordia University Wisconsin (2008). Ryan also has officiated and coached various sports in the high school and junior high school levels. In addition to coaching cross country, Ryan serves as Silver Lake College's Assistant Director of Admissions-Office Operations.