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 of Athletic Club/Director of Football 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 Athletic Director for Compliance (2023);
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 2006;
M.B.A., Waynesburg University, 2012.

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.

JOHN LESAINE, Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success (2023);
B.S., Newberry College, 2007;
M.Ed., Valdosta State University, 2009;
Ed.D., United States Sports Academy, 2015;
M.S., Capella University, 2017.

TATIANNA ONLEY, Assistant Director of Compliance and Student Athlete Success (2023);
B.S., Wingate University, 2021;
M.A.SM., Wingate University, 2022
M.S., Newberry College, 2023

Athletic Communications

BRADEN TREASTER, Director of Athletic Communications (2023);
B.S., Shippensburg University, 2018
M.S. Shippensburg University, 2021 

Campus Recreation and Intramurals 

KENDALL POWELL, Director of Campus Recreation and Intramurals (2023);
B.S., Newberry College, 2023

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.

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

Acrobatics and Tumbling
JONIAH HOWELL, Head Acrobatics and Tumbling (2023);
B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College, 2022


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

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

GORDIE THEISEN, Pitching Coach (2023);
B.A., Siena Heights University, (1982)
M.A. Counseling, Siena Heights University, (2010)

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.

KEVIN LYONS, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2023);

B.S., University of South Carolina, 2022

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.

TINASHE DZEMWA, Graduate Assistant Women’s Field Hockey (2023);
BSc. Computer Science Honors Degree, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe (2022);
FIH Level 2 Field Hockey Certified


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.

CURTIS CORLEY, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach (2023);
B.S., University of Maryland, 2019.

MYLES MOFFATT, Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach (2023);
B.A., Lenoir Rhyne University 2021
M.B.A., Lenoir Rhyne University 2023

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

KACE STERNKOPF, Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach (2023);
B.S., University of Mount Olive, 2020
M.B.A., University of Mount Olive, 2021 


ERIC ENRIGHT, Head Women’s Rugby Coach (2023);
B.S., Texas State University, 2017


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.


MITCH SMITH, Head Softball Coach (2023);
B.A., USC Aiken, 2004. 

KYLIE SHAY, Assistant Softball Coach (2023;
B.S., Western Carolina University, 2020.


ALETTA MACHELI, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach (2023);
B.H.S., Mars Hill University, 2022
M.S.K., East Texas Baptist University, 2023

Track & Field

JIMMY STEPHENS, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country, 2020
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.

ANTHONY WASHINGTON, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach (2023)


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;
B.S., Ursinus College, 1991


FREDERICO SANTOS,  Head Volleyball Coach (2023);
B.A., UNC Asheville  2007;
M.S., Western Carolina University 2023.

PAYTON DUNCAN, Assistant Volleyball Coach (2023);
B.S., University of South Carolina Upstate 2019,


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

BRYANT BLANTON, (2012); Associate Head Wrestling Coach (2018, 2021);
B.S., Newberry College, 2011.

DONALD STEPHENS, Head Women’s Wrestling Coach (2023);
B.S., Coaching, University of the Cumberlands, 2019