Kevin Colon enters
his sixth year with
of the football program.
A veteran of the
serves as Associate
Director of Athletics.
also include overseeing
the Commodore baseball and women's bowling
In 2014 the Commodore baseball team captured the College World Series, giving Vanderbilt its first NCAA team title in a men's sport.
In 2011, 2013 and 2014, Colon also directed Vanderbilt's
hosting of the NCAA baseball regionals and
super regionals. He was the team's official
NCAA liaison at the 2011 and 2014 College World Series.
A 18-year veteran of the department, Colon
administered women's track and field, men's
and women's cross country, women's
swimming program and baseball prior to the
2010-11 fiscal year when he was promoted to
the current role.
Colon came to Vanderbilt in 1998 to organize
and direct the CHAMPS/Lifeskills program on
campus. As CHAMPS/Lifeskills director, Colon
directed student-athletes into an expanded
role in giving back to Nashville area community
efforts, focusing on mentoring local inner-city
elementary school students and greater
involvement in Nashville-based non-profits.
More than a decade later, the program
continues as the primary community outreach
arm of Vanderbilt Athletics.
Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Colon served two
years as Assistant Director of Student Services
and academic advisor at Kansas State.
Colon earned an undergraduate degree in
communications at Iowa State. He later earned
a master's in higher education at Toledo.
Colon is married to the former Terri Fortenberry. He has a son, DuBois.