Jacksonville, Florida-The winds of change officially swept through the Edward Waters College Athletic Department on Wednesday morning as Paul Bryant was introduced as the ninth Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in program history.
Bryant comes to EWC with over a decade of experience as an Athletic Director, with five of those years serving as AD at NCAA Division I institutions. Bryant has also served as Athletic Director at one Division II institutions, one NAIA institution, and has a wealth of experience as an athletics administrator as well.
“When we started this journey, we made a concerted effort to find a leader, a leader of young people, a leader of staff that can take Edward Waters College to heretofore unprecedented heights.” stated EWC President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr. “Today is a great day of excitement as we look forward to the future of athletics here at Edward Waters College”, Dr. Faison further added.
Most recently, Bryant served as the Director of Athletics at Grambling State University a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference from 2017-2018. Under his purview at GSU, Bryant engineered facilities upgrades at venerable Eddie G. Robinson Stadium in Grambling, which included installation of Field Turf and new digital scoreboards.
Prior to his time at GSU, Bryant spent three years as the Director of Athletics at Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference member South Carolina State University. While at SCSU during the 2014-15 year, Bryant created the “Kennel Booster Club” and oversaw the renovation of the Hardeep Judge Tennis Center.
Bryant also served as the Director of Athletics at Stillman College from 2013-2014, where he oversaw three athletic programs that won Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) division and tournament championships in men’s & women’s tennis and baseball.
He also has served as Director of Athletics at Eureka College, Associate Director and Interim Director of Athletics at Urbana University. Bryant also has coaching experience, serving as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Urbana as well as Sinclair Community College
Bryant holds a bachelor’s degree from Alaska Pacific University as well as a master’s degree in Education from Urbana University. Bryant will also receive his doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership/Athletics from Northcentral University in July.