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Ryan Jones

Ryan  Jones

Assistant AD/Director of the Catamount Club

Alma Mater:
North Carolina State


Catamount Athletics Announces Staff Changes

Several moves in external operations, one in NCAA compliance

Ryan Jones was named Assistant Athletic Director/Director of the Catamount Club in June 2017. He joined the Western Carolina Department of Athletics as an Assistant Director of the Catamount Club in July 2014, advancing to the Associate Director position during the summer of 2015. He came to Catamount athletics following a two-year stint working at the University of Tennessee in the Tennessee Fund as a development assistant.

During his time in the UT Athletic Department, Jones prospected and cultivated supporters to be engaged with UT Athletics through their annual fund and capital campaign, managed individual football game premium seat sales, and planned multiple donor events amongst other additional responsibilities.

Prior to UT, Jones served stints in athletic departments at Shaw University and North Carolina State University in a myriad of roles, including sports information, marketing, compliance, and event management.

The Raleigh, N.C. native holds a B.S. in Sport Management from North Carolina State University where he was Valedictorian, and a Master of Business Administration and Master of Sport Management from the University of Tennessee. Jones is married to the former Meredith Meadows of Dandridge, Tenn., a University of Tennessee graduate.