BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics David Hicks announced the hiring of Nancye Rahn to fill the position of assistant athletic director for external affairs. Rahn joins the Tornado staff from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association where she spent eight years working in different capacities.
While at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Rahn served in several different positions, including being responsible for community relations and organizational logistics for athletes on the United States skiing and snowboarding teams. Her work includes working with the United States Olympic Committee on a variety of programs to support athletes in the USSA, including community relations and fundraising for the United States women's ski jump team, which debuted in 2014 as an Olympic sport. In conjunction with those responsibilities, she helped lead the Sochi Bound Friends and Family Program at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
"I am honored to join King University athletics as the new assistant athletic director,” Rahn stated. “My time on campus provided an opportunity to see how supportive the teams are of each other and I am excited to be part of that. I am looking forward to getting to know our athletes, coaches, alumni and community."
At King, Nancye’s responsibilities will include community relations, alumni relations, fundraising, marketing and promotions, as well as other administrative responsibilities in support of King’s 25 varsity sports and over 450 student-athletes.
“Nancye has significant experience at building relationships on the national and world stage with the USSA,” said Hicks. “She possesses all of the qualities and experience necessary to advocate for and support our student-athletes and the mission of King University in the Tri Cities and to our alumni throughout the country.”
Prior to her time with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Rahn worked at California State University East Bay and spent three years in the office of United States Senator Mary Landrieu.
Rahn’s first day at King will be August 25.