|Position:||Associate Director, Public Relations|
Will Bryan has been the Associate Director of Athletic Public Relations at the University of Richmond since 2014-15. He serves as the primary contact for men's basketball, men's golf and women's golf. He also works extensively with SpiderTV productions.
Bryan comes to Richmond from the College of Charleston where he worked with baseball and volleyball as the Associate Director of Athletic Communications. In three years at CofC, he handled the publicity for the school’s two most successful programs, working in four NCAA Tournaments including the 2014 NCAA Super Regional.
He also served as the secondary contact for men’s basketball, writing home recaps, handling press row staff and helping with media coordination. He oversaw the department’s overall social media efforts, and became part of the radio and streaming video broadcast team for baseball, women’s basketball and men’s basketball. He worked closely with the multimedia department, producing video features and highlight packages for the baseball and volleyball teams.
Prior to the College of Charleston, he worked 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.
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.