Press Release

College Football Playoff Names Ryan Hall Director of Community Relations

IRVING, Texas – Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff (CFP), announced today that Ryan Hall has been named Director of Community Relations.

“The College Football Playoff is committed to being a leader in the community,” Hancock said. “Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the CFP and we are delighted to welcome him as the leader in our efforts off the field.”

Hall will work to implement the initiatives of the College Football Playoff Foundation, focusing on Extra Yard for Teachers, in addition to cause marketing, sustainability efforts and local ordinances associated with the games’ events. He also will be the primary liaison with host-community governments and charitable enterprises.

“I am honored to join an all-star staff and help continue the excellent groundwork that the College Football Playoff has done thus far,” said Hall.  “I look forward to working with the team to further develop and grow awareness of the Foundation and Extra Yard for Teachers initiative across the country.”

Hall comes to the CFP after serving as the associate director of academic and membership affairs for the NCAA since 2009. His primary duties at the NCAA included oversight and management of the NCAA legislative-relief waiver process and administration of the NCAA supplemental support fund.  He also assisted in planning and administering youth clinics at the Final Fours and College World Series.

Prior to his time at the NCAA, Hall practiced law with Strauss & Troy L.P.A. in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a general civil litigation associate, where he prosecuted municipal cases for local cities and focused primarily on labor and employment disputes within the manufacturing sector.

A native of Austin, Texas, Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Rice University where he was a member of the Owls baseball team.  He received his juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School.   Hall and his wife, Kimera, have two girls, Kayleigh and Kamryn.