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Michael Ryan Named Associate AD/Facilities & Event Management

Ryan joins the Texas Tech family from Duke University
Ryan joins the Texas Tech family from Duke University

Michael Ryan named Associate AD.

August 7, 2012

Michael Ryan, who has spent the last seven years at Duke University, has been named Associate AD/Facilities and Event Management. He replaces Ron Damron who retired from that post in June.

"Mike Ryan is a proven leader in intercollegiate athletics with extensive experience in facilities and event management," said Deputy Athletics Director Joe Parker. "We are thrilled to have him join our team and welcome Mike and his family to the Texas Tech community."

Ryan joins the Texas Tech family after spending seven years at Duke and the last three as director of intercollegiate facilities. While with the Blue Devils, he had direct responsibility for all athletics facilities including budget, housekeeping, grounds maintenance and university events. Additionally, he was responsible for the scheduling of athletics venues and game day operations.

During his time at Duke, he served as a project liaison between the athletics department and the university for projects such as the men's basketball locker room renovation, Cameron Indoor Stadium floor re-design, Jack Coombs Field (baseball) Astroturf installation, Pascal Field House (indoor football practice facility) and multiple scoreboard projects.

Prior to his tenure in Durham, Ryan served as Assistant Director/Facilities and Operations at SMU from November 2002-July 2005. While at SMU, he served as the game manager for men's and women's basketball and volleyball while playing a major role in all aspects of football game days. Additionally he served as the Moody Coliseum Building Manager where he was in charge of event scheduling, maintenance, renovations, and served as the department representative for university events.

At SMU, he helped coordinate special events such as the Republican National Party final campaign stop featuring President George W. Bush, Texas Best Robotics Event, Global Games Basketball Tournament, Texas High School Basketball Playoffs, 2002 NCAA Men's College Cup and multiple cheerleading events.

He began his professional career as a graduate assistant at Wichita State University in 2000 before accepting an internship at Texas State in March 2002. Ryan holds a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and a master's from Wichita State.

He and his wife Maggie have two daughters, Taylor and Madison.
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