Colten Christensen is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College football team. He serves as the Warriors' running backs coach.
Christensen comes to Wisconsin Lutheran after a three-year (2013-2015) playing career at Texas Christian University under head coach Gary Patterson. Christensen and the Horned Frogs won the Big XII Championship and Peach Bowl in 2014 and the 2015 Alamo Bowl. The running back tallied 16 career carries for 66 yards and one touchdown and was named a Big XII Academic Honorable Mention in 2015. He graduated from TCU in 2015 with a degree in kinesiology.
Last season, Christensen served as a volunteer offensive analyst at his alma mater, which compiled an 11-3 overall record and a 7-2 mark in the Big XII. The Horned Frogs defeated Stanford in the Alamo Bowl.
A 2011 graduate of Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Christensen was a three-year letterwinner for football and a two-year letterwinner in baseball. In 2010, he was named First Team All-County and a First Team All-Trinity League performer. Christensen played in the 2011 Orange County All-Star Football and Baseball Games. He was named the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete in 2010 and the Santa Margarita High School Athlete of the Year in 2011.
Christensen, who is pursuing a Master of Arts in leadership and innovation from WLC, resides in Milwaukee.