Athletic Administration

RALPH PATTERSON, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (2016);
B.A., Ashford University Management 2009.

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

SHARON BRYANT, Associate 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 (2021)

CASEY PETRUSIC, Assistant Director for Compliance, Senior Woman Administrator (2018);
B.A., Duquesne University (2013);
M.S., Canisius College (2014).

ELIZABETH DOHERTY, Compliance Coordinator, (2019, 2021).
B.S. The State University of New York at Geneseo, 2017.
M.B.A. Nichols College, 2019.

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

Athletic Communications

THOMAS HOLLAND, Director of Athletic Communications (2020);
B.S., Erskine College, 2000;
M.S., Coker University, 2016.

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 (2021)

Strength and Conditioning

TONY BIXLER, Director of Strength, Conditioning, and Sports Performance, (2019, 2020);
B.S., Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina, 2004;
M.S., Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, 2017.

REBECCA REEVES, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (2020);
B.S., Kinesiotherapy, University of Southern Mississippi, 2017
M.S., Exercise Science, University of Southern Mississippi, 2018


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

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

RYAN WEST, Pitching Coach (2018);
B.A., College of Charleston, 2013.

FICO KONDLA, Assistant Baseball Coach (2018);
M.S. Coker College (2016).


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

BERNIE COAXUM, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach (2017);
B.A., College of Charleston, 2004.

STEPHEN RODGERS, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, (2021).
B.A., Coastal Carolina, 2014
M.S., Florida State, 2021

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

Cole Birchfield, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2018);
B.S., Shorter University, 2017.

Cheerleading & Dance

JUSTINA TEALE, Head Cheerleading Coach (2019);
B.S., Mass Communications, Lander University, 2017. 

LAURIE ADDISON, Assistant Cheerleading Coach (2016);
A.S., Piedmont Technical College, 1993.

LAUREN ALSTON, Head Dance Coach (2019).

Cross Country

JIMMY STEPHENS, Head Men’s, and Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field Coach 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.

DANIEL READ, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach (2020);
B.S. Christopher Newport University 2018.

Field Hockey

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

KELLY KLAPCUNIAK, Assistant Women’s Field Hockey Coach (2021);
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 2013.


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.

ZACH EDMUNDS, Tight Ends Coach (2018);
B.S., Newberry College, 2016.

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

COLE WATSON, Quarterbacks Coach (2020);
B.S., Newberry College 2017.

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

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

IRA KEITH CHAPMAN, Defensive Tackles Coach, (2006).
B.A., Sociology/Political Science, Newberry College, 1971.
M.Ed., University of South Carolina, 1978.


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, Associate Head Women's Golf Coach (2021);.


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.

JEFF HANDMAN, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach (2019);
B.S., Lincoln Memorial University (2018).

RODNEY TAPP, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach, (2020).

TOMMY KELLY, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, (2021)


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

BRYCE COOPER, Head Men’s Soccer Coach (2016);
B.S. University of Southern Indiana, 2004;
B.A. Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, 2010;
M.A. Saint Francis University, 2020.

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.

ELIAS FERNANDEZ, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach (2021);
B.S., William Woods University, 2018.
M.B.A. Heidelberg University, 2020.

Track & Field

JIMMY STEPHENS, Head Men’s, and Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field Coach 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, Assistant Track and Field Coach (2020);
B.A., Winthrop University, 2016.

LAWRENCE TERRY, Assistant Track and Field Coach – Sprints & Jumps

DANIEL READ, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Coach (2020);
B.S. Christopher Newport University 2018.


HARLEY NUNAN,  Head Women’s Triathlon Coach,  (2021).
USA Triathlon Level II Certified
USA Triathlon NCAA Coach Certified
USA Track and Field Level I Certified
USA Swimming 201 Certified
USA Cycling Level III Certified
USA Weightlifting Level I Certified
B.S., University of VIA Aarhus, 2013.
M.S., University of Southern Denmark, 2016.


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


CY WAINWRIGHT, Head Wrestling Coach (2016);
B.S., Newberry College, 2009;
M.S.; St Cloud State University 2011.

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