SCC aquires new athletic director to oversee 10 sports teams

Scottsdale Community College has announced the hiring of Mike McNally, an associate athletic director at Grand Canyon University, as its new athletic director. He will oversee the operations of 10 intercollegiate sports teams at SCC.

Mr. McNally begins his new position Aug. 10, according to a press release.

Mike McNally

Mike McNally

He brings experience in athletics administration to SCC, having worked at the collegiate and professional level.

In his five years at GCU, he has assisted in the program’s transition from NCAA Division II to Division I, providing guidance in sports administration, media relations and game operations. During his tenure, numerous Grand Canyon athletes were named Academic or Athletic All-Americans, stated the release.

Additionally, Mr. McNally brings a strong communications background with more than 10 years of experience working in the Phoenix sports market and assisting in the opening of two Major League Baseball stadiums, Bank One Ballpark in 1998 and PNC Park in Pittsburgh in 2001, according to the release.

“SCC has a tremendous history of success, both academically and athletically,” Mr. McNally stated in the release. “I look forward to serving our campus constituents, coaches, athletes and the Scottsdale community.”

He began his career in 1995 with Arizona State University’s Sports Information Department, stated the release.

He received a bachelor’s degree in communication from Arizona State University in 1997 and a master’s degree in leadership from Grand Canyon University in 2013.

“He comes to us with a strong foundation in athletics at every level,” stated Donna Young, SCC’s dean of students, in the release. “We’re very excited to have him. He’s got a lot to offer.”

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