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Bryan Athletics Acquires Three New Staff Members

July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 — Bryan College Athletics is honored to have recent Bryan College Graduate Wesley Sanders join the staff as the new Sports Information Director, Brian Nelson become the current Head Athletic Trainer, and TJ Zinke take on the role as the new Assistant Athletic Trainer.

Wesley SandersWesley Sanders joins the Bryan College Athletic Staff as the Sports Information Director. Sanders graduated from Bryan this past spring with a degree in Exercise Health Science, with minors in Business and Biblical Studies.

During his senior year, Sanders did an internship in the Athletic Department working directly with Athletic Director Taylor Hasty. “It was a natural transition for us,” remarked Coach Hasty, “Wes is a wonderful young man who is full of ideas and passion. He will do a great job for us because he cares deeply about Bryan College, Lion Athletics, and the local community. I am thankful to have him on staff as our ambassador for all we do here.”

“I am so excited to be serving at my alma-mater,” said Sanders, “I am thankful to work alongside our incredible athletics staff and support them in any way that I can.”

Sanders and his wife, Tabitha (also a Bryan graduate), were married this past June and currently reside in Dayton, Tenn.

Brian NelsonBrian Nelson began his tenure as Head Athletic Trainer at Bryan College in June of 2015.  Having received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Toledo, Brian comes to Bryan College after a three year stint at Houghton College (NY) as the Assistant Athletic Trainer.  Brian has established a residence in Dayton, where he lives with his wife, Beth, and daughter, Kaylee.

TJ Zinke (photo unavailable) will be joining the Athletic Training Staff as an Assistant Athletic Trainer.  TJ is a wonderful young man who has a passion for our Savior and a servant’s heart for our student athletes.  He is a graduate of Wheaton College in 2011 with a B.S. in Applied Health Science and a minor in Philosophy.  He then completed his graduate degree in Athletic Training at UTC in the spring of 2014.  TJ is coming from Covenant College.  He will begin working on August 3.