Erskine College Director of Athletics Mark Peeler has named Kara Christian the first head coach of the newly added Acrobatics & Tumbling program at EC. Christian was a standout student-athlete at King University from 2014-2016, before becoming an assistant coach for the Tornado during the 2017 season.
Christian is a graduate of King University, where she earned a degree in Athletic Training. On the mat, King earned a bid to the NCATA National Tournament during each of Christian's season from 2014-16. She also spent time at East Tennessee Cheer and Gymnastics, serving as head coach.
"It is an honor and blessing to be named the Head Acrobatics and Tumbling Coach at Erskine," said Christian. "The sport is continuing to grow and is giving female student-athletes more opportunities for their future and I am so excited to be a part of that.
"I look forward to building this program. I am committed to building a successful team and giving student-athletes a positive experience that will not only make them successful in the sport, but in life as well."
Peeler is also looking forward to Christian's leadership of the program.
"Kara has a daunting task ahead of her, starting this program from scratch," said Peeler. "However, we have found someone with the energy and enthusiasm to take on this task as well as a good fit for the mission of 'The Fleet Way'."
Erskine will recruit during the 2019 season, before competing as a full time member of the NCATA in 2020.