Hive Five with Mark Christner

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Head Men's Basketball Coach/Athletic Administrator

Entering his seventh year at Waynesburg University, Coach Christner continues to lead the men of our basketball program, as well as work with the NCAA, PAC and other athletic personnel on campus to ensure compliance of our 17 varsity sports under the mandate of NCAA Division III athletics. Coach Christner's office is located on the 3rd floor of Marisa Fieldhouse.

How did you end up at Waynesburg University?

I was seeking an opportunity to lead a NCAA Division III head coaching position after working as an assistant at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. I applied, interviewed and accepted the job in April 2010.

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

Center court of the Fieldhouse! It symbolizes a new start every day.

What’s your favorite annual event?

I’m a big fan of Pumpkin Bowling in Johnson Commons: a great, festive event.

What's your most memorable WU moment?

We’ve had a lot of great moments; pretty neat to see 24 guys graduate and move on to contribute to society after their time here. Each year when we have someone go through graduation it is unmistakably the highlight of the year.

What do you consider the most special or unique part of your job?

Being involved in the daily happenings of student-athletes is such a cool thing. We don’t take it for granted, and we take our job seriously. We want our students to be prepared for life after college. It’s pretty neat to be able to use basketball as a vehicle. Seeing men grow within a team framework throughout the year is simply the best.

To learn more about all Waynesburg University athletics, visit waynesburgsports.com!