Hryn, who arrives in Lubbock following two seasons in a similar capacity at Temple, will oversee many of the recruiting functions regarding campus visits from prospective student-athletes, including the planning of all travel, accommodations, meals, meetings, tours and activities. She will also coordinate the gameday experience for all recruits traveling to campus on home football weekends.
"We're excited to welcome Jessica to the Red Raider family," Wells said. "Her experience will only add to our recruiting team. We look forward to welcoming recruits back to our campus soon, and Jessica will play an important part in that transition."
Hryn was previously the assistant director for on-campus recruiting at Temple where she oversaw all unofficial and official visits, junior days and gameday recruit programing. She was promoted to her current role in February 2020 after spending the 2019 season as a graduate assistant in the Temple recruiting office.
Prior to Temple, Hryn spent one year as an entertainment intern for the Carolina Panthers, assisting with not only the gameday experience but also coordinating events such as Training Camp Kickoff. She was previously an entertainment intern with the Chicago Bears during the summer of 2017.
During her time with the Panthers, Hryn was also a volunteer recruiting assistant for the University of North Carolina-Charlotte staff where she coordinated the gameday recruiting operation and helped maintain the recruiting database throughout the 2018 season.
A native of Chicago, Hryn earned her bachelor's degree in sports broadcasting from the University of Alabama in 2018. While in Tuscaloosa, she served three seasons as a student recruitment team member for the Crimson Tide, assisting in all aspects of on-campus recruiting for an Alabama program that boasted two top-ranked classes during that time.