Deputy Athletic Director - Arizona State University; Co-Founder - Scholar Baller Non-Profit Organization
Jean Boyd has served as the Deputy Athletics Director since October 2017. In this role, he manages the overall implementation of the Sun Devil Athletics strategic plan and serves as the department’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Additionally, Boyd serves as the primary sport administrator and General Manager (GM) for football, and is a member of the Pac-12 Football Working Group.
Previous to this role, Boyd served on the senior leadership team as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Performance (2014 – 2017) where he oversaw the collaborative efforts for all maximizing components for student-athlete performance, well-being, and development. Prior still, he served as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development (2011 – 2014) and led the commitment to graduating and preparing student-athletes to become high achievers in life. During this time period he also coordinated the department's diversity and inclusion efforts.
Boyd has been regarded nationally as a leader in the field of comprehensive student-athlete development. In June of 2021, he was recognized with the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professional’s (N4A) Distinguished Service Award. From 2014 to 2016 he served on the N4A executive committee and was voted the organization’s president in 2016 where he led a restructure and organizational name change. In 2012 he was named the National Associate of Academic Advisors for Athletes' Lan Hewelett Award winner, an honor given to the top academic professional as voted on by his/her peers.
Are you looking for ways to ensure optimal academic and athletic performance? Jean Boyd and Alonzo Jones have the answer for improved balance and support for student athletes to achieve their success. In this episode: • Discover comprehensive strategies for …