Greg Christopher

Greg Christopher

Position:
Director of Athletics

Experience:
Second Year

Alma Mater:
Miami (Ohio) '88


10/30/2014

Xavier Student-Athletes Hit 100% Participation Level in All For One Fund Giving

All 286 of Xavier's Student-Athletes From 18 Different Made Donation

06/04/2014

Ask the AD - June 4, 2014

Greg Christopher And Andy MacWilliams Discuss Xavier Athletics.

05/07/2014

VIDEO: Ask The AD (May Edition)

Christopher, MacWilliams Discuss Strategic Plan Among Other Topics

04/02/2014

Ask the AD - April 2014

Monthly Video Featuring Director of Athletics Greg Christopher And Andy MacWilliams

03/05/2014

Ask the AD - March 5, 2014

Xavier Director of Athletics Greg Christopher sat down with GoXavier.com Xavier Insider Andy MacWilliams to discuss Xavier Athletics.

04/02/2014

Ask the AD - April 2, 2014

Xavier Director of Athletics and GoXavier.com Xavier Insider Andy MacWilliams discuss a wide range of topics involving Xavier athletics, including the men's basketball season, a change in the format of the annual men's basketball banquet, exempt events and more.

03/05/2014

Ask the AD - March 5, 2014

Xavier Director of Athletics Greg Christopher sat down with GoXavier.com Xavier Insider Andy MacWilliams to discuss Xavier Athletics. Topics included the men's swimming team winning the BIG EAST Championship, ticket sales for the men's basketball BIG EAST Championship and the decision to sell standing room only tickets for the first time in program history for the men's game against No. 9 Creighton among other subjects.

02/05/2014

Ask the AD (Feb. 5, 2014): Monthly Video Featuring Xavier AD Greg Christopher and Xavier Insider Andy MacWilliams

Xavier's Director of Athletics Greg Christopher sat down with GoXavier.com Xavier Insider Andy MacWilliams and discussed all things Xavier from the last month and previewed the month ahead.

01/08/2014

Ask the AD (Jan. 8, 2014)

Xavier Director of Athletics Greg Christopher and GoXavier.com Xavier Insider Andy MacWilliams talk about the opening of the BIG EAST season for men's basketball, the BIG EAST Tournament, University Station and more in this month's Ask The AD.

12/04/2013

Monthly Video Featuring Xavier AD Greg Christopher and Xavier Insider Andy MacWilliams

GoXavier.com Xavier Insider Andy MacWilliams and Xavier Director of Athletics Greg Christopher talk about a myriad topics, including tickets to the BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden, the continuation of the Crosstown Classic, exempt tournaments and graduation success rates.

Greg Christopher began as Xavier's new Director of Athletics in May of 2013, taking over just as Xavier was preparing for its first season in the BIG EAST Conference.

Christopher, who spent the previous six-and-a-half years as the Director of Athletics at Bowling Green State University, is the 11th athletic director in Xavier history. Christopher oversaw 18 athletic programs with over 400 student-athletes at BGSU, which is a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Western College Hockey Association (WCHA).

Christopher came to Bowling Green from Purdue University, where he worked from 1997-2006 as Associate A.D. for External Relations and John Purdue Club Director. He was accountable for external and revenue-related areas for Purdue.

Christopher served as Executive Director for the Society of Professional Journalists in Greencastle, Ind., from 1994 to 1997 after joining the organization in 1991 as its Marketing and Development Director. Prior to working with SPJ, Christopher worked with Eure Communications and WCHV/WWWV in Charlottesville, Va., from 1988-90. In that capacity, he managed and sold station promotions, including partnerships with the athletics program at the University of Virginia. He also worked with the page program at NBC in New York in 1988 where he served as a research analyst.

Christopher earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from nearby Miami University in 1988 and earned his MBA from Miami in 1991. A former linebacker, he played football for one season before his career was cut short due to injury. While at Miami, Christopher was also involved as a television and radio color commentator for football and play-by-play voice for hockey.

Christopher, a member of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, also served as the chair of the Mid-American Conference's Athletic Directors' Council. He completed a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Committee in 2012, and served as chairman of the committee in his final year.

A 48-year-old native of West Lafayette, Ind., Christopher is married to the former Tina Smith of Leetonia, Ohio. Tina taught high school English at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo. Also a 1988 graduate of Miami, Tina received her bachelor's degree in Education and earned her Master's in Guidance and Counseling in 1995 from Butler University. Greg and Tina have a son, Zachary (18) and two daughters, Megan (16) and Allison (14).