Will Bryan is in his second year as Associate Director of Athletics Communications at College of Charleston.
The Charleston native is the primary media relations contact for the Cougar baseball, volleyball and swimming & diving teams as well as the athletic department's webmaster for www.CofCSports.com. Bryan has helped shaped and grow the department's social media presence and was an integral part of the website's redesign in 2012.
Bryan returns home to the Lowcountry after working in the athletic communications department at St. John's (N.Y.) University. While with the Red Storm and in the BIG EAST Conference, Bryan served as the primary contact for men's lacrosse and women's cross country and track & field as well as the tertiary contact for men's basketball during the team's 2011 NCAA Tournament run under head coach Steve Lavin.
Working with national media outlets in one of the largest sports media markets in the world, Bryan coordinated all of the school's promotion for the 2011 Konica Minolta Big City Classic in the New Meadowlands Stadium, while assisting with interviews, press releases and game notes for men's basketball.
He also spearheaded the department's social media efforts and in-house multimedia production. During his two years at St. John's, the athletic communications office produced over 200 live events with multi-camera production quality, on-screen graphics and instant replay. Bryan also produced, edited and distributed over 100 video features and blogs.
Prior to St. John's, Bryan worked in media relations for the NFL's Carolina Panthers during the team's run to the divisional playoffs in 2008. That season, he set up player interviews with regional radio networks and contributed to the team's weekly press release.
Bryan also worked as a research associate for Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal in Charlotte, N.C., as well as a media relations volunteer with the NFL's New York Jets and Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla.
A 2008 graduate of Davidson College, Bryan earned his bachelor's degree in history and worked for his alma mater in the sports information office and wrote a department blog during the Wildcats' run to the NCAA Elite Eight. He also served as sports editor and writer for The Davidsonian student newspaper on campus. Bryan later earned his master's degree in sport management from St. John's.
Familiar to his new role at The College and the Southern Conference, Bryan grew up in downtown Charleston and attended high school at Porter-Gaud School where he played football and ran track.