Elizabeth City, NC – April 25, 2017- Donald McKinney, Acting Vice President for Student Services announces that Andrew Meneely has been hired as the new Athletic Director to replace Neal Alligood. Mr. Meneely will begin his tenure as AD on May 1, 2017.
Meneely currently resides in Indianapolis. He holds a BA in Mass Communications from Taylor University and a MS in Kinesiology from the University of Texas. Mr. Meneely has served as Assistant Coach for men’s and women’s basketball. He has coaching experience at Taylor University, Pensacola State College, College of Wooster and Lincoln Christian College. He has additional experience as a Sports Information Director at Indiana University Southeast.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University has expanded their athletic programs under the leadership of Alligood. The university fields teams in men’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and men’s golf. As Athletic Director, Meneely will be responsible for recruiting players and coaches, scouting, strategy-planning and player development. While coaching at Taylor University his women’s basketball team enjoyed their first 20 win season in four years and they won the NAIA Champions of Character award.
AD Alligood expresses his excitement by stating, “I am thrilled to work alongside of AD Meneely in the coming weeks to provide a smooth transition of leadership. I’m also ecstatic to see the bright future of MACU Mustang athletics with all the experience that Andy brings to the table. My hope is that he will propel the program to the next level as he ensures that the student athletes are growing spiritually, academically and athletically.”