Troy Baranik is entering his first year as the Sports Information Director at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Prior to NCWC, Baranik was the full-time SID at his alma mater, St. Andrews University, in Laurinburg, NC where he served as the primary media contact for all 20 SAU varsity athletic teams since 2012.
Baranik is a 2011 graduate of St. Andrews where he earned a B.A. in Sport and Recreational Studies.
He was also a four year varsity wrestler under his father, Joe Baranik, the current wrestling coach at St. Andrews.
Baranik completed an internship in 2011-12 with the Penn State University Athletic Communications Dept. where he worked with such sports as Football, Soccer, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
While at Penn State, Baranik also interned at ESPN Radio's local affiliate 1450 in State College, Pa. where he covered college football games, high school football games and wrestling matches while editing radio footage from the days' broadcasts. Baranik would also report scores and game reports live over the station's airwaves after games as well.