|Alma Mater:||New Hampshire|
Recruiting Areas – Texas (Dallas area), Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri (Kansas City area), North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Canada
Ricky Santos joined the Columbia football staff as a quarterbacks coach in March of 2016.
Santos spent the 2013-15 seasons at the University of New Hampshire as the wide receiver coach and punt return coordinator. During his time with the Wildcats, the team advanced to the FCS Playoffs all three years, as he helped UNH to a 29-12 record.
On the sidelines, Santos helped to advance the career of R.J. Harris, a two-time All-CAA wideout, who garnered first team AP All-American honors and was a Walter Payton Award finalist after breaking a conference record with 4,328 career yards, to go along with 36 career touchdowns.
Prior to his time coaching in Durham, Santos spent five seasons in the CFL with both the Montreal Alouettes and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was signed with the Alouettes after a brief stint with the Kansas City Chiefs after his impressive collegiate career at UNH.
Santos was a three-time All-American quarterback at New Hampshire, earning the 2006 Walter Payton Award as the Player of the Year in the FCS. The 2016 UNH Hall of Fame inductee was a two-time Atlantic-10 Offensive Player of the Year, earning the conferences Rookie of the Year award in 2004. Santos is a 2008 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.