Christian Stryker joined the South Atlantic Conference staff as the Director of Strategic Communications in January 2018. He was promoted to Assistant Commissioner in July 2018.
Stryker is responsible for coordinating the SAC's media and public relations efforts, in addition to expanding the conference's digital and social media presence, and producing league publications. Stryker also assists in enhancing the SAC's marketing and branding strategies, serves as the sport administrator for baseball and tennis, and is the liaison for the conference Faculty Athletic Representative and Athletic Trainer committees.
Prior to joining the SAC office, Stryker spent 13 years at Coker College serving in a variety of roles, including most recently as the College's Senior Associate Director of Athletics, where he oversaw athletic fundraising, athletic media relations and coordinated the athletic department's marketing and promotions. He had served as Coker's Sports Information Director since the fall of 2005, and in July of 2013 he was promoted to Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. Prior to being SID, Stryker was an Admissions Counselor at Coker.
He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and Omicron Delta Kappa. Stryker served as a member of the NCAA Division II National Baseball Committee from 2009-2012 and on the NCAA Division II National Men's Golf Committee from 2016-18. He also served on the NCAA Division II Softball Southeast Regional Advisory Committee and on the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Southeast Regional Advisory Committee.
Currently, he serves on the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Southeast Region Committee.
In addition to his SID duties at Coker, Stryker has also served as the Director of Athletic Fundraising (2006-09), Director of Media Relations and Sports Information (2009-11) and Director of Event Administration (2012-13).
In January 2016, Stryker was one of just 23 senior-level college athletic administrators from Divisions I, II and III selected to participate in the NCAA Pathway Program. The Pathway Program is a yearlong intensive, experiential learning opportunity.
He is a 2004 graduate of Coker College and was a four-year letter winner and team captain for the Cobra baseball team. He holds a Master of Science from Duquesne University in Sports Leadership.
He and his wife Tasha, also a Coker graduate (2005), have two daughters, Alice (5) and Harper (1).