Emory University Athletics Director Dr. Michael Vienna has announced the appointment of Garron Lucius as Assistant Athletic Director for Events and Marketing. He will begin his duties on August 1.
Lucius joins the Emory staff after serving as Assistant Athletic Director for Game and Event Operations at Grand Valley State University (MI), a post he held since August of 2014. Among his duties at GVSU included the coordination of all game day operations and logistics at home events for 20 varsity teams. He was responsible for the hiring, training and supervision of over 100 employees for game and event operations. He coordinated communications with departments throughout the university, including grounds, law enforcement, plant services, custodial services and concessions. In addition, he was the tournament manager for all post-season Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and NCAA athletic events that Grand Valley hosted.
Prior to his stint at Grand Valley, Lucius spent two years as Athletic Event and Marketing/Ticket Coordinator at the University of West Florida. In that role, he managed all home events for 14 varsity programs and oversaw all athletic corporate sponsorships and proposals. Garron developed and implemented all game-day promotions for UWF athletics, and served as Tournament Director for numerous Gulf South Conference Championships as well as the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Quarterfinals. He also was the Operations Manager for the 2012 NCAA D-II Women’s Volleyball National Championships.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley in 2009, majoring in physical education with an emphasis in K-12 Professional Instruction. He competed on the Lakers’ track and field team (2004-08), and raced to All-America honors in the 60-meter hurdles on two occasions. During his career, he was the school-record holder in the 60-meter hurdles, 110-meter hurdles and as a member of the 400-meter relay team. He distinguished himself in the classroom as well, earning Academic All-America recognition throughout his career.
After teaching and coaching in Michigan for a year, Lucius attended West Florida where he obtained his master’s degree in May of 2012 in College Student Personnel Administration.