Ryan Ivey was introduced as the new Athletic Director for A&M-Commerce
on January 7 and will serve as steward of the Lions’ 11 intercollegiate athletic teams. Ivey was selected from more than 50 applicants in the nationwide search by a committee that included representation from athletics, the university, alumni, and
Who is Ryan Ivey?
A native of Mayfield, Kentucky, Ivey was a four-year letter winner at the University of Memphis as a member of the Tiger football team. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management in December 2004, followed by his master’s degree in sport and leisure commerce in August 2010. He met his wife, Kelley, while attending the University of Memphis and has two sons, Jett and Ace.
What does he have in store for A&M-Commerce Athletics?
“I see the potential for growth at this university,” Ivey said. “My goal and vision for this program is to become one of the premier programs in all of Division II and the country.”
Why Ryan Ivey?
Some of Ivey’s key contributions have come in overseeing McNeese State’s nearly-eight million dollar athletic budget and handling the business operations on a day-to-day basis. He has also been responsible for implementing new money saving initiatives within the department as well as providing fiscal responsibility.