Chris Wyrick joined the Carolina Athletics staff as Associate Athletics Director for Development during the spring of 2006.
Wyrick came to USC from Vanderbilt University, where he has spent the six years as the Commodores’ Executive Director of Development/National Commodore Club. While in Nashville, Wyrick was responsible for the Major Gifts aspect of athletics development. Specifically, he was responsible for raising the funds for the Memorial Gym practice facility, the football practice facility, the baseball stadium, track and the outdoor tennis facility. During his tenure, Vanderbilt raised almost $80 million for athletics. In his last seven months, Vanderbilt’s endowment increased by almost $15 million. In 2003, Wyrick was recognized as the National Fund Raiser of the Year for major Division I schools.
Wyrick, a 1992 graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in political science, previously worked at his alma mater and at the University of Miami (Ohio) before his stint at Vanderbilt. A native of Greensboro, N.C., he and his wife, Merrily, have two daughters, Caroline and Caitlyn.