University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Bryan Maggard
Director of Athletics

Bryan Maggard

After more than 20 years at the University of Missouri, Dr. Bryan Maggard is now the Director of Athletics for the University of Louisana at Lafayette.

During his tenure at Missouri, Maggard provided leadership for numerous areas within the Department of Athletics to include academic services, athletic dining, athletic performance, equipment operations, sport and counseling psychological services, sports medicine, student-athlete development as well as the revenue-generating units of development, marketing, ticketing and multi-media rights. Additionally, Maggard was very involved in assisting the athletic department with its transition into the Southeastern Conference.

In 2012, Maggard began to assist with the design and construction of $100 million in facility projects that greatly enhanced the stadiums of the Tiger Football, Baseball, and Softball programs as well as the facilities for the Tiger Tennis and Golf teams.  Maggard taught Sport Management courses at Mizzou, as an adjunct professor, where he assisted campus leaders in establishing a Sport Management degree program. Maggard was also a member of the University of Missouri Graduate Faculty and served on doctoral examination and dissertation committees.

Prior to his stint at Missouri, Maggard had stops at Florida State University and Kansas State University, overseeing the academic support services for the Seminole and Wildcat football programs respectively.

Maggard has served his profession and community over the past several years. He is a certified APR consultant with the NCAA/N4A and has served has a facilitator for various student-athlete leadership summits. In 2005, Maggard was invited to serve on a NFL Continuing Education Program Advisory Committee and did so through 2009. He has served as an accreditation consultant in the for-profit education industry and provides program certification consulting for athletic academic support programs through the N4A. Maggard is a Past Board President for the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia.

Maggard received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in health and physical education, both from Kansas State University. He received a Ph.D. in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Kerry, are proud parents of three children, Dalton, Aubrey, and Kaylin.