|Title:||Associate A.D. for Operations|
Kim Graham joined the Fighting Camel staff in November 2008 as Associate A.D. for Operations at Campbell University. The native of Milan, Ohio brought two decades of administrative experience at the Division I level to his position.
"We are excited to have Kim Graham as part of our Campbell Athletics family," said Stan Williamson, who is in his eighth year as Campbell's Director of Athletics. "Kim has a strong background in athletics administration and coaching which greatly enhances the experience of our athletics department staff. Kim is a man of integrity and has a wonderful family who are a great fit for Campbell University and Buies Creek."
Graham is responsible for the daily operations of the Fighting Camel athletics department with emphasis in sport programming and support areas.
In addition, Graham directs and schedules event management for all CU sports and supervises the department's operations staff, including strength and conditioning and athletic training. Graham is also involved as the athletics department liaison to a number of university departments and coordinates scheduling for 19 of CU's 20 varsity sports.
Graham joined the Campbell Athletics staff after spending two years as Senior Associate Athletics Director at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La. At SLU, he supervised internal and external departmental operations, led the department fund raising marketing team, administered the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and approved departmental budget expenditures.
"I count it an honor and privilege to be employed at Campbell University," said Graham. "I whole heartedly believe in the principles and standards that Campbell University is built upon. I will work diligently with our athletics staff to provide our student-athletes with the best possible guidance and direction that will help them reach their goals spiritually, educationally and athletically."
A 1976 graduate of Georgetown (Ky.) College, where he was an NAIA All-America at wide receiver as a senior, Graham spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach at Liberty (1978-88), where he coached the receivers, quarterbacks and also served as offensive coordinator.
After serving as offensive coordinator at Sam Houston State in 1989, Graham returned to Lynchburg, Va., to start an 18-year tenure in athletics administration at Liberty.
In his seven years as the Flames' Assistant A.D., Graham implemented the department's NCAA Compliance program, while also overseeing budgeting and game operations needs.
Graham was promoted to Director of Athletics at Liberty in April 1997 and served in that capacity through February 2005. During his eight-year stint as A.D., Liberty teams won 53 Big South Conference championships, claimed five out of six league Sasser Cup awards as the Big South's best overall athletics program and won the first two Big South men's all-sports awards.
Under Graham's guidance, Liberty's student-athlete graduation rates rose from 49 to 69 percent. He also served in a number of professional associations, including a stint as President of the NCAA I-AA Athletics Directors Association (2004-05).
Graham has also been involved beyond campus responsibilities as a member of the NCAA Championship/Competition Cabinet (2003-05) as with the NCAA I-AA Athletics Directors Association Executive Committee. He chaired both the Big South Conference Board of Administrators (2004-05) and the Football Committee (2002-04), while also serving on six NCAA Peer Review Teams for athletics certification.
A member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Graham earned both his B.S. (1976) in physical education and M.A. (1978) in secondary education from Georgetown College. Graham and his wife, Andrea, have three sons – Chad, Travis and Cade – and a daughter, Brie.