Ryan Klinkner: Director, SJU Athletic Media Relations
Klinkner joined the Saint John's University staff as the athletic media relations director in December 2005. Prior to joining the SJU staff, Klinkner served as a graduate assistant in the athletic media relations office at St. Cloud State during Fall 2005 while earning his master's degree in sports management. A 2004 graduate of SJU, Klinkner served as a sports information student assistant from 2001 to 2004.
He handles all media requests, photos, archives and statistics of the SJU athletic department. Klinkner is also the sole proprietor of www.gojohnnies.com and SJU athletics' social-media channels. He works with The Gagliardi Trophy, which is awarded to the most outstanding football player in NCAA Division III, internal and external media outlets, and coordinates/staffs all home SJU varsity events.
Klinkner served as chair of the MIAC sports information directors from 2007-09 and the vice chair of CoSIDA's Goodwill and Wellness Committee from 2007-15. He earned CoSIDA's Rising Star Award (College Division) in 2014.
A native of New Ulm, Minnesota, Klinkner, his wife Jaclyn, and sons Brayden and Evan, reside in St. Joseph.