Rich McGlynn named interim athletic director at Auburn

AUBURN, Alabama—Rich McGlynnin his 17th year in Auburn Athletics administration, has been named interim director of athletics for Auburn, Auburn University President Dr. Chris Roberts announced Tuesday.

“I am confident in Rich’s ability to move us forward through this transitional period as he has considerable experience on the field and at Auburn University,” Roberts said in a statement.

McGlynn will serve as interim DA while Roberts will lead a national search, the Auburn University president said.

“I am thrilled and honored to help lead Auburn Athletics through this time of transition,” McGlynn said. “I am grateful to Dr. Chris Roberts for this opportunity. I have such enthusiasm and love for Auburn. We raised our family here, our four children attended Auburn, and we are bleeding orange and blue.

“At the end of the day, it’s not about me; it’s about Auburn and more importantly our student-athletes. I want to help Auburn Athletics strive to be great every day, with the ultimate goal to make the Auburn family proud.”

McGlynn, Auburn’s AD executive partner, is best known for his compliance leadership, but has been involved in all aspects of Auburn Athletics during his tenure.

He serves as athletic administrator for men’s basketball, equestrian, swimming and diving, overseeing programs that have won multiple SEC championships and reached the 2019 Final Four.

McGlynn previously served as athletic administrator for football, helping Auburn win the 2013 SEC Championship and appear in the National Championship Game.

Academically, Men’s Basketball has achieved 1,000 Academic Progression Rates for four consecutive years under the supervision of McGlynn Sports Administration, while Equestrian has also posted a perfect APR score during the 2020 scoring period. -21.

A respected industry leader, McGlynn has presented at numerous national conventions, including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention.

McGlynn joined Auburn Athletics in June 2006 after working for the NCAA from 2001 to 2006.

After earning her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Florida Southern in 1993, McGlynn earned her JD from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1999.

McGlynn and his wife, Kristen, have four children: Liam, Aidan, Cade and Keegan, who attended or are currently attending Auburn University.

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