Coker College Officially Joins South Atlantic Conference

Coker College Officially Joins South Atlantic Conference

Coker Joins SAC Video

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College Cobras begin membership in the South Atlantic Conference today after spending 22 years in Conference Carolinas. Coker enters the SAC along with Queens University of Charlotte, which is also joining from Conference Carolinas.

“The transition into the SAC presents a great opportunity for our student-athletes, and we’re excited to begin our membership today,” vice president of athletics and facilities Lynn Griffin said. “Our coaches, student-athletes and staff are ready for the new conference competition this season. This is a great day to be a Cobra.”

Seventeen of Coker’s 19 sports will compete in the SAC: baseball, softball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track and field, women’s track and field (beginning in 2014) and women’s volleyball.  Wrestling and men’s volleyball are the only two that will not be members.

As part of the entrance, Coker has made a brief video that features 22 student-athletes representing programs that will compete in the SAC.

The video can be viewed here.

The student-athletes represented in the video are: Dylan Bates (men’s cross country) and Naomi Watson (women’s cross country); Tony Quiroz and Matt Taylor (men’s soccer); Heidrun Kristmundsdottir and Hailey Yohn (women’s basketball); Anna Schwark and Samantha Celek (women’s volleyball); Dylan Marks and Ryan Maurer (men’s lacrosse); Fico Kondla and Justin Blechle (baseball); Ashley Gallman and Logan Cox (softball); Andrew Taske (men’s golf) and Taylor Demby (women’s golf); Tom Sizeland (men’s tennis) and Faith Baxley (women’s tennis); Jordan Roy and Lizz Morris (women’s soccer); and  Julian Nelson and Larry Felder (men’s basketball).

To download the video, click HERE.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.