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December 17, 2012

A&M-Commerce names four finalists in search for new athletic director

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Athletic Director search committee has announced the four finalists who will take part in on-campus interviews Dec. 17 through Dec. 20. The four finalists are:

Michael Scarano

Scarano is currently the Director of Athletics at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, a position he has held since 2010. His time at Waldorf has been highlighted by a substantial improvement in facilities, including new playing surfaces and departmental offices, as well as the establishment of four new programs (men’s ice hockey, women’s wrestling and men’s and women’s cross country) and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Scarano has 17 years of athletic administration experience, serving as an Assistant Athletic Director at both the University of California at Riverside and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from California State Polytechnic University before achieving his master’s degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University.

Interview Date: Dec. 17

Ryan Ivey

Ivey has spent the last five years at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, serving as an Associate Athletic Director since September 2010. Ivey handles the day-to-day operations of the athletic department, which includes the department’s internal and external operations, as well as McNeese’s business affairs. Under Ivey’s guidance, McNeese State has seen an increase in corporate sponsorship revenue, and he has worked with head coaches to significantly increase the Cowboys’ Academic Performance Rate scores with 15 of the 16 teams scoring at .925 or better. Prior to his time at McNeese State, Ivey spent two seasons as the Director of Operations for the University of Memphis women’s basketball team as well as serving as the Marketing and Promotions Coordinator at the University of South Dakota. Ivey earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and his master’s degree in Sports Commerce from the University of Memphis.

Interview Date: Dec. 18

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