Chris Ham has served as Vanderbilt’s associate athletic director for sport performance and student-athlete well-being since 2022. Ham’s areas of oversight include applied sports science, athletic training, mental health, nutrition and strength and conditioning.
Ham spent five seasons as the baseball program’s director of sport performance after serving seven seasons at its athletic trainer.
Prior to Vanderbilt, Ham worked at Belmont while pursuing his master’s degree, working with the baseball team and cheerleaders. He served as a student trainer at his alma mater, Illinois, working with the baseball and soccer teams until his graduation. Ham has a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Illinois and a master’s degree in sports administration from Belmont.
He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Nashville with their daughter, Eloise, and son, Teddy.