Colton Punches
Colton Punches
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 414.443.8616
Email: colton.punches@mail.wlc.edu
Year: 2nd
Alma Mater: Huntington University 2018

Colton Punches is in his second season as an assistant coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College baseball team. In his first season guiding the Warriors' pitching staff, WLC racked up a program-record 239 strikouts. 

Punches joined the Warriors coaching staff after completing a four-year playing career at Huntington University where he was a four-year letterwinner on the Foresters baseball team.

Punches compiled a 7-2 career record and a 2.45 earned run average in his four seasons as a Forester and led the Crossroads League with a 1.86 ERA his senior year, good for eighth overall in the NAIA. Punches tossed three complete games with two shutouts, including one in the conference tournament against Mount Vernon.

Punches was a member of the Foresters team that won the Crossroads League regular season and conference tournament in 2017.

A 2014 graduate of Clare High School in Clare, Michigan, Punches was a four-year letterwinner in baseball and a two-year letterwinner in football and basketball. On the diamond, Punches was a two-time Second Team All-Conference performer and a First Team All-Conference pitcher in 2014. He was named All-district and All-Region in 2013. Punches posted a 22-5 record and a 1.56 ERA during his high school career. He also holds the school record for interceptions in a season (eight) and was a First Team All-Conference defensive back in 2013 and 2014. 

Punches, who is pursuing a Master of Arts in leadership and innovation from WLC, resides in Milwaukee.