John became graduate manager for the Chattanooga Mocs
basketball program in August of 2012. This is his first post-graduate position
in collegiate athletics. His main duties include film exchange, recruiting
mail-outs, summer camps and team clothing/apparel.
Runyan was student manager at Tennessee for three seasons
(2010-12). He worked under current head coach Cuonzo Martin and Bruce Pearl.
His duties included extensive video work as well as aiding before, during and
after competition and practice in a variety of duties.
Along with his three seasons of work, Runyan also worked
summer camps in the offseason. He participated as a counselor with the Vols and
Lipscomb University camps, while working the Five Star Camp in Charlotte in
He graduated from Tennessee in 2012 bachelor's degree in Communication
Studies. Runyan completed his studies with a 3.5 grade point average in his
major and was a Dean's List student in the fall of 2011.
is a graduate of McMinn County High School in nearby Athens, Tenn. He lettered
in basketball (3 yrs.), tennis (2) and soccer (2) achieving all-district and
all-region honors including all-tournament for both as a senior on the pitch.
He served as captain of the basketball and soccer squads as a senior.