Troy Baranik is entering his second 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.
Baranik serves as Wesleyan’s primary communications liaison with the USA South Athletic Conference and the NCAA. He submits all of the Bishop Athletic statistics to the USA South and NCAA. Maintaining Wesleyan’s official athletics website, distributing press releases to sports media outlets and producing team rosters are all on Baranik’s new agenda.
“We are very excited to add Troy to our staff. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise from a similar small, North Carolina private school setting.” said Wesleyan Director of Athletics Aaron Denton. “He is a great fit with our current staff and I’m sure our students will benefit greatly from his efforts.”