Lyon College welcomes new addition to the office of advancement

Man wearing a blue suit in front of a building with columns on the porch.
Elliott Sampley

The Lyon College Office of Advancement has announced that Mr. Elliott Sampley, currently serving as Lyon’s associate athletic director and head softball coach, has accepted a new role at Lyon College in the Office of Advancement, where he will serve as the Executive Director of Athletics Advancement.

“I am very happy for Coach Sampley as he moves into his new role at Lyon,” said Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins.  “It is always great to see a member of your team advance in their career. He has done a great job with our softball program and I congratulate him as he takes on his new responsibilities here at Lyon.  Working alongside him and the advancement team will bring additional support to our athletic program to ensure our student-athletes’ success both on and off the competition field. Our events, alumni and fans will all benefit greatly from Elliott’s passion and professionalism.”

In this new role, Sampley will be responsible for strengthening the College’s relationship with its athletic alumni and friends, as well as creating lasting opportunities to support Lyon College. 

“As a graduate and member of the Scots athletics program, Elliott is uniquely suited to this important new role, and I look forward to working with him to advance Lyon College’s mission to prepare our students for fulfilling personal and professional lives committed to lifelong learning and service,” said Vice President for Advancement David Hutchison.

Sampley, who graduated from Lyon College in 1996, will continue in his current role and complete the current softball season, before beginning his new role on July 1, 2019. 

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to help grow Lyon College,” said Sampley.