Alabama State names new athletic director

MONTGOMERY, AL - Stacy Danley has been named Athletic Director at Alabama State University.  Danley comes to ASU after spending the past year as Associate Director of the J.F. Smith Group.  He coordinated all fundraising consultant activities under the HBCU division while also managing and facilitating campus departmental assessment initiatives for HBCU clients.

Before his work with the J.F. Smith Group, Danley served as Director of Athletics at Tuskegee University (2008-09).  He negotiated football and men's and women's basketball game guarantees and also secured corporate sponsorships as well as overseeing the installation of new locker rooms and stadium lights at Cleve Abbot Memorial Stadium.

The former Auburn University running back spent eight years (1997-2005) at his alma mater. He spent six years as the Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs, before being promoted to Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs.

He served as the compliance officer for six Olympic sports and monitored all recruiting activities.  He also directed the student-athlete mentor program and assisted with "Operation Follow Through", the university's degree completion program.

He spent his last two years at Auburn as the Associate Athletic Director and Men's Sports Coordinator.  He oversaw six Olympic sports while working with team budgets in excess of $3.4 million.

He also created and directed the Former Player Fund-Raising Initiative and developed NCAA and Southeastern Conference compliance systems to monitor programs and ensure institutional control was maintained.

He was the project administrator for the Auburn University National Youth Sports Program and served on the State of Alabama's Athlete Agent Regulatory Commission.

Danley lettered four years on the gridiron for Auburn University earning All-SEC honors and being named the SEC Sophomore of the Year among his athletic accomplishments.  Following his collegiate career, Danley signed NFL contracts with the Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts.

Following his professional career, Danley returned to Auburn where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 and a master's in education administration in 1996.

While completing his master's degree, he spent two years as a graduate assistant in the Auburn athletic department.  He worked in the compliance office where he provided support with NCAA and SEC legislative interpretations.

Once he completed his master's degree, he moved on to the SEC office where he spent two years working in compliance, championships and event management.  He conducted student-athlete advisory committee meetings and provided NCAA and SEC legislation interpretations for member institutions.

He and his wife Stephanie have three children, Lawson, Trace and Landon.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama State University