Athletic Administration

SEAN M. JOHNSON, Director of Athletics (2022);
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1983.

WAYNE ALEXANDER, Senior Associate Athletic Director (2014, 2018);
B.A., University of South Carolina, 2011;
M.S. University of South Carolina, 2013.

SHARON BRYANT, Director Athletic Club/Director of Ticket Operations (2006);
A.S., Piedmont Technical College, 1996;
B.A., Newberry College, 2011.

KITTY ODOM, Executive Assistant to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (2009).

HUNTER PERRY, Associate Athletic Director for External Relations; Senior Woman Administrator, (2021)
B.B.A., Northwood University, 2016;
M.B.A., Northwood University, 2017.

SARAH ARSENAULT, Assistant Director of Compliance (2022)
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 2006;
M.B.A., Waynesburg University, 2017.

ALEXIS CARRILLO, Assistant Director of Game Day Operations (2018);
B.A., Newberry College, 2016.

CY WAINWRIGHT, Special Assistant to the Athletic Director (2021);
B.S., Newberry College, 2009;
M.S., St. Cloud State University, 2011.

Athletic Communications

MICHAEL SANDERS, Director of Athletic Communications (2021);
B.S., Limestone College, 2015;
M.S.M.L., Western Governor’s University, 2019.

Athletic Trainers

GREG MCMILLEN, Athletics Health Care Administrator, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, (2020, 2021)
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University, 1988
M.S., Syracuse University, 1990

SARAH LYON, Associate Athletic Trainer, MS, ATC, SCAT, ROT, OPE-C, Adjunct Professor, (2012);
B.S., Kean University, 2010;
M.S., East Stroudsburg University, 2011.

DEREK KNIGHT, Associate Athletic Trainer, MBA, ATC, SCAT (2020)
B.S., University of South Carolina, 2017
M.B.A., North Greenville University, 2020.

BREANNA MALEBRANCHE, Associate Athletic Trainer, ATC, SCAT (2020)
B.S., Towson University, 2018
M.S., Lindenwood University, 2021.

KATY DALY, Associate Athletic Trainer, ATC, SCAT (2021)
B.S., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 2017;
M.S., Sacred Heart University, 2020.

ISABELLA WEISKOPF, Associate Athletic Trainer, ATC, SCAT (2021);
B.S., Lindenwood university 2019;
M.S., Arkansas State 2021.

CHARLES STERNER, Associate Athletic Trainer, ATC (2017), SCAT (2021);
B.S., University of South Carolina; (2017);
M.S., West Chester University, PA; (2019).

Strength and Conditioning

DAVID SCORZELLI, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance (2022)
B.S., Exercise and Sports Sciences, Harding University, 2016;
M.S., Sports Administration, Arkansas State University, 2019.

REBECCA REEVES, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (2020);
B.S., Kinesiotherapy, University of Southern Mississippi, 2016
M.S., Exercise Science, University of Southern Mississippi, 2017


RUSSELL TRIPLETT, Head Baseball Coach (2010);
B.A., Clemson University, 2004.

JAY SNYDER, Associate Head Baseball Coach (2008);
B.A., LaSalle University, 2004.

BANKS FAULKNER, Pitching Coach (2022);
B.A., Clemson University, 2004.

IAN CLEMENTS, Assistant Catching Coach (2022);
B.A., Newberry College, 2021.


JASON TAYLOR, Head Men’s Basketball Coach (2019);
A.S., Roane State Community College, 1999;
B.S., Jacksonville State University, 2001.

JELANI JOHNSON, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach (2022);
B.A., Bellarmine University, 2013

TYRELL MCDOWELL, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach (2022)
B.S., Anderson University, 2012

JOANNA TINCHER, Head Women’s Basketball Coach (2018, 2012);
B.A., Francis Marion University, 2004.

SAMANTHA PRICE, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2022);
B.A., Saint Cloud State University, 2014.

COCO LEUNG, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2022);
B.S., Newberry College, 2016

Cheerleading & Dance

JUSTINA TEALE, Head Cheerleading Coach (2019);
B.S., Mass Communications, Lander University, 2017. 
M.S., Organizational Development and Leadership, Newberry College, 2022

COLE MARS, Assistant Cheerleading Coach (2021);
B.S., Spanish, Newberry College 2020

LAUREN ALSTON, Head Dance Coach (2019).

Cross Country

JIMMY STEPHENS, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country, (2020);
B.S., University of South Carolina 1991.

SCOTT HUTCHINSON, Head Men's & Women's Cross-Country Coach/Mid-Distance Track Coach (2022);
B.S., University of Maine at Presque Isle (1986)

Field Hockey

HANNAH DAVE, Head Women’s Field Hockey Coach (2016, 2017);
B.A., Limestone College, 2013.

REBEKAH HESS, Assistant Women’s Field Hockey Coach (2022);
B.S., University of Lynchburg, 2017;
M.Ed., Albright College, 2020


TODD KNIGHT, Head Football Coach (2003, 2009);
B.S., Gardner-Webb University, 1989;
M.A., Gardner-Webb University, 1994.

STEPHEN FLYNN, Asst. Head Football Coach (2017)/ Outside Linebackers Coach/Defensive Coordinator (2003);
A.A., University of South Carolina-Lancaster, 1994;
B.A., Newberry College, 2006;
B.S., Newberry College, 2012.

JEREMIAH JONES, Inside Linebackers Coach (2009);
B.S., Newberry College, 1998.

DAVID HERRIN, Wide Receivers Coach (2012);
B.S., Clemson University, 1999.

DREW WATSON, Assistant Football Coach (2013);
B.S. Newberry College, 1989.

TODD VARN, Offensive Coordinator (2018);
B.A., Communications, N. C. State University, 1990.

MITCH HALL, Assistant Football Coach Defensive Line (2020)
B.S., Western Carolina University, 2003.

LANDON MARTIN, Offensive Line Coach, (2021).
B.S. Newberry College, 2016.

PIERCE SPANGLER, Running Backs Coach (2021);
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Louisiana Tech University, 2017

SEAN LAMPKIN, Assistant Football Coach (2022);
B.A. Brevard College, 2014

JAMES ANDERSON, Equipment Manager/Assistant Running Backs Coach (2021).
B.S. Sports Management, Newberry College, 2015.


HOWARD VROON, Director of Golf Operations/Head Men’s Golf Coach (2011);
B.A., Calvin College, 1986;
M.A., Duke University, 1991;
J.D., Duke University, 1991.

CHARLES VAN HORN III,  Head Women's Golf Coach (2021);.
A.S., Morrison IT, 1981;
B.A. IL., Benedictine, 2008.


NICK COTTER, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach (2017);
B.A, Dowling College, 2008;
M.A., Mercyhurst University, 2012;
M.B.A., Saint Leo University, 2015.

RYAN ERLER, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach (2022);
B.S., Adelphi University (2021).

TOMMY KELLY, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, (2021)
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 2012;
M.A., Slippery Rock University, 2015.

MELISSA SEMKIW, Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach (2021)
B.S., George Mason, 2020;
M.B.A., St. Joe’s University, 2022


EMILY ROSKOPF, Head Women’s Rugby Coach (2021);
B.S., Quinnipiac University, 2019;
M.A.T., Quinnipiac University, 2020.


DIANA (DEEDEE) Alexander, Head Women's Soccer Coach (2012);
B.S., Pepperdine University, 2006.

NICOLE BOROWINSKI, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach (2020)
A.A., Grossmont College, 2008
B.A., Kansas Wesleyan University, 2011

JUSTIN COOK, Head Men’s Soccer Coach, (2022);
B.A., The Ohio State University, 2004;
M.B.A, University of Tulsa, 2008

ZACH WATSON, Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, (2021).
B.A., Sacred Heart University, 2018.
M.S. Coker University, 2019.


CIRIA TRIPLETT, Head Softball Coach (2012);
B.A., Central Washington University, 2003;
M.S., Grand Canyon University, 2008.

MITCH SMITH, Associate Head Softball Coach (2014, 2020);
B.A., USC Aiken, 2004.


MARK GARDINER, Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach (2010);
B.S., Winthrop University, 1988.

Track & Field

JIMMY STEPHENS, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country, 2020
USA Track and Field/SC Hall of Fame 2009
USA Track & Field Level 1 Certification
USA Track & Field National Level Official
B.S., University of South Carolina 1991.

MASHARIO MORTON, Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach (2020, 2022);
B.A., Winthrop University, 2016.

SONYA TURMAN-STEPHENS, Assistant Track and Field Coach – Sprints & Hurdles (2022)



Marty Owens, Head Women’s Triathlon Coach (2022);
USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach – Long & Short Course;
USA Triathlon Level 2 Youth & Junior Coach;
USA Track & Field Level 2 Endurance Coach;
BS, Ursinus College, 1991


ROSS KESSLER; Head Volleyball Coach (2018);
B.A., Butler University 2009;
M.B.A., Bellarmine University 2012.

JUSTIN BASS; Assistant Volleyball Coach (2021); 
B.S., University of South Carolina Upstate 2020. 


DERAL BROWN, Head Wrestling Coach (2021);
B.S., Newberry College, 2013;
M.S., Cortland State University of New York, 2018.

BRYANT BLANTON, (2012); Head Assistant Wrestling Coach (2018);
B.S., Newberry College, 2011.