Tim McNeely is in his fourth year as the Director of Athletics at Fairmont State University. McNeely was named Athletics Director on March 23, 2013 after serving as the Executive Tournament Director of the Greenbrier Classic since 2009.
In his third year leading FSU athletics, the department finished the year with a two-spot improvement in the Mountain East Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings, marking the university’s best finish in its four years as a member of the MEC. The department also had a first team All-American and National Player of the Year finalist in softball, four All-Region athletes, three Academic All-Americans, four Academic All-District athletes and the men’s basketball team earned their second-consecutive NCAA regional bid and were ranked as high as No. 2 in the NABC National poll. The department also had 30 student-athletes earn postseason honors from the Mountain East Conference. In addition, Courtney Iacobacci (softball) earned MEC Player of the Year honors and first-year men’s tennis coach Kyle Hoffman was named MEC Coach of the Year.
In addition, Falcon athletics also excelled in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year with 102 student-athletes earning MEC All-Academic honors. Five programs also earned academic honors from various organizations, including men’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming, women’s tennis and volleyball.
During the 2014-15 athletic season, the department had an All-American, six all-region athletes, 22 all-conference selections and the men’s basketball team earned a bid to the 2015 Atlantic Regional Tournament. The men’s basketball and volleyball teams also appeared in MEC Tournament Championship games last season and four teams were ranked in the NCAA Atlantic Regional Rankings during the season.
During his first year in Fairmont, McNeely completed year one of the Fairmont State Athletic Master Plan. Included in the master plan were the addition of the women’s soccer program that began competition in the fall of 2014 and a $1.2 million renovation project for the Feaster Center. The Feaster Center renovations (including gym floor, bleachers, sound system and lighting) were completed in November 2014.
In 2013-14, the athletic programs also produced two All-Americans, an Academic All-American, five all-region athletes, 17 all-conference selections and a pair of NCAA bids.
McNeely and his staff have also improved sponsorship opportunities and fundraising within the department over the past two years, including the Fairmont State $1,000 Club that launched in 2013.
Prior to arriving in Fairmont, McNeely was in charge of the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic since the tournament’s inception in 2009. The tournament is annually broadcast nationally on CBS and considered one of the top stops on the PGA Tour and has attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators and brought in millions of dollars of economic impact into the state of West Virginia.
Before taking over at the Greenbrier Classic, McNeely served as the Executive Tournament Director for the PGA TOUR/Web.com Tour's Pete Dye West Virginia Classic. He helped grow the tournament into the first “major” on the Nationwide Tour – the Nationwide Tour Players Cup – that featured the first-ever $1 million purse on that tour.
A native of Logan County, McNeely was a four-year letterman under coach Gale Catlett and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Sport Management from West Virginia University in 1992. He continued his education at the WVU College of Law and graduated in 1995.
In 1995 he joined the law firm of Pullin Fowler Flanagan Brown and Poe in Charleston. In 2000, McNeely became General Counsel of The West Virginia Development Office, and later became Deputy Director during Governor Bob Wise’s administration. It was at this time that McNeely was intricately involved in securing a new PGA TOUR / Web.com event in Bridgeport – The Pete Dye West Virginia Classic - a nationally televised event on The Golf Channel. McNeely’s career followed the PGA TOUR lead as he started McNeely Sports and managed this new PGA TOUR initiative.
McNeely is the father of three children -- Griffin, Kendell and Gray -- and is married to the former Sarah Cann.