Alayna Ledford began working at Western Carolina as the assistant equipment manager in 2016. She is a 2016 graduate of Western Carolina with a double major in accounting and sport management.
As the assistant equipment manager, Ledford sets up and breaks down football equipment, and locker room, for practices and games as well as maintains apparel.
Prior to working as the assistant equipment manager full-time, Ledford worked as a student equipment manager for the Catamounts while completing her degree. She helped with set-up during games and practices and assisted the football coaching staff.
She interned at Kennesaw State in facilities and game operations. Ledford also had an internship for Western Carolina in marketing as an assistant.
Ledford is currently working on her AEMA (Athletic Equipment Managers Association) certification.