Josh Ealy

Associate Athletic Director for External Operations
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Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management
Master of Arts in Organizational Training and Performance Management

Josh Ealy was announced as Associate Athletic Director for External Operations at Charleston Southern University on August 15, 2022.

Ealy will be responsible for developing and facilitating development operations for the Buc Club and corporate sponsorships while also being responsible for management and advancement of ticket operations, including branding, promotions, game experience.

Ealy, who most recently served as Tusculum University’s Associate Athletic Director for Operations and Development from 2020-2022, was promoted from the Director of Athletic Development after serving in that role since 2018. Ealy was responsible for the athletic department’s business management while also coordinating game-day operations and fundraising efforts. He also led the Pioneer Club.

Before joining the world of intercollegiate athletics once more, Ealy was a business account executive with Spectrum Business in Morristown for three years and two years with Verizon Wireless as a sales representative.

Ealy has also worked at both the NCAA Division I and II levels of intercollegiate athletics. From 2009-2012, he served as an assistant basketball coach at Carson-Newman University where his responsibilities included alumni relations, fundraising, and student-athlete recruitment in addition to his on-court responsibilities.

He also served on the men’s basketball staff at Appalachian State University from 2007-2009. He started as a graduate assistant before being promoted to full-time assistant coach in his second season. During his tenure with Appalachian State, Ealy served as the team’s academic liaison, coordinated film exchange and video editing and oversaw the expansion and development of Appalachian State’s summer camp program in addition to his on-court duties.

Ealy is a 2007 Tusculum graduate and former Pioneer men’s basketball student-athlete from 2004-2007. In his sophomore campaign, the Pioneers posted an 18-11 record to capture the South Atlantic Conference Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Ealy is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Directors Association (NACDA) and the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD).

Ealy is married to Carrie Ealy and they are the proud parents of son Jaxton and daughter Caroline.