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Ryan Bomberger

Title: Senior Associate Athletics Communications Director Media Contact for Men's Soccer, Football (Secondary) and Baseball

A veteran of the Athletics Communications Office, Ryan Bomberger joined the Athletics Communications Staff as an Assistant Sports Information Director in August 2004. In the summer of 2007, he was promoted to position of Associate Athletics Communications Director, while he was named the department's Senior Associate Athletics Communications Director in December 2016.

Bomberger serves as the primary contact for Flames baseball and men's soccer and the editor of the Flames Illustrated football program. He contributes regularly to and various athletic department publications.

In addition, Bomberger has been during his time at Liberty, the primary media contact for Liberty men's and women's tennis, women's soccer, women's basketball and wrestling.

Bomberger's Flames Illustrated football programs have received "Best in the Nation" distinction from CoSIDA in 2009 and 2014.  

In 2007, Bomberger was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Board of Directors. Two years later, he joined the organization's officer rotation, serving as the association's president in 2013.

Besides being one of 40 weekly voters in the NCBWA national poll, Bomberger functions as the coordinator of the NCBWA's Freshman All-America team. He also assists in the creation and production of the association's online directory.

In addition, Bomberger assists in the selection of the Dick Howser Trophy (most outstanding player) winner, the Stopper of the Year, Coach of the Year and several All-America teams presented by the NCBWA.

Bomberger is one of 150 voters on the College Baseball Hall of Fame voting committee for the College Baseball Foundation.  A member since 2009, he has participated in the selection of the Hall's last six induction classes.

Prior to coming to Liberty, Bomberger worked in various capacities in the East Coast Hockey League's offices. Starting at the ECHL as an intern in the Communications Department, he later served as the league's Executive Administrative Assistant.

Bomberger also has been a member of the sports information offices at Miami (Ohio) and Indiana. While at Miami, Bomberger served one year in the Sports Information Office and was the contact for Miami's first-ever Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) regular-season title team in 1993. He spearheaded all media efforts for the Redskins' first-ever trip to the CCHA Championship game and also oversaw those surrounding the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament selection.

He served as a graduate assistant for two years at Indiana, while obtaining his master's degree.

He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

In 1989, Bomberger earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. He received a master's degree in sports administration from Indiana University in 1992. Bomberger also obtained an associate's degree in digital media from Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla., in 2002.

The Dillsburg, Pa., native resides in the Lynchburg area.