Cory Byrd

FCA Cross Country and Track & Field

Family: Wife – Katie and two children – Brynlee and Oliver

Years on Staff: 1

Favorite Verse: Ephesians 2:4-5 ¨But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions- it is by grace you have been saved.¨

Favorite Professional Teams: New York Giants, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Penguins

Hometown: Abingdon, VA

Epic moments: Marrying my wife Katie, the birth of Brynlee and Oliver and the journey of fatherhood, receiving Christ as Savior

Favorite Book: The Bible

Favorite Movie: Warrior

Cory was born and raised in the town of Abingdon, VA. He developed a love for athletics early in his life as he grew up around athletic teams with his mom and dad being high school basketball coaches. Cory played basketball and football in high school and walked on to the Virginia Tech football team as a long snapper. He knew he wanted to work around athletics and with student-athletes after graduation and worked in student-athlete academic support at Virginia Tech for nine years. During that time, he worked with the teams of Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Soccer, Wrestling, Softball, and Football. God has blessed Cory with a call to ministry and the opportunity to combine his passion for working with student-athletes and coaches, his love for Jesus Christ, and the passion for leading others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Contact: P O Box 296, Blacksburg, VA 24063, (540) 231-8037,


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