Cole Christian, a former Iowa State student manager under Steve Prohm, is in his first season as a graduate assistant at his alma mater. Christian will assist the staff in video editing, scouting and player development.

Christian served as director of basketball operations at UT Martin during the 2017-18 season. His responsibilities included coordinating all team travel including meals, transportation and hotel accommodations. He also supervised all academic requirements for the Skyhawk men’s basketball team, which posted a program-record 3.08 grade point average during the spring 2018 semester.

He also acted as director of UT Martin team and individual day camps and oversaw the student manager staff.

The Corydon, Iowa native was a two-year manager for Iowa State as a student, assisting the coaching staff in practice preparation as well as video editing and opponent scouts. During his stint as a manager, ISU went 47-23, won the 2017 Big 12 Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament twice, including a trip to the 2016 Sweet 16.

Christian has also served as a stadium operations intern for the Iowa Cubs and a marketing intern with the athletics department. He graduated from Iowa State in 2017 with a bachelor of science in marketing. He is pursuing his master’s degree in youth development.