Mark Ingram, a veteran administrator with an extensive background in athletics development, was named Director of Athletics at UAB in May of 2015.
In his first year at UAB, Ingram guided the Blazers to unprecedented success on the playing field, in the classroom and on the fundraising trail. Along with a tremendous fundraising effort and facility upgrades, Ingram also played an instrumental part in helping the 2017 Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships return to Birmingham this coming March.
Prior to arriving in the Magic City, Ingram was most recently the Associate Vice President/Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director at Temple University.
Ingram spent three years at Temple and two as Associate Vice President/Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director. He served as sport administrator for Men’s Golf and Women’s Lacrosse. Ingram joined Temple from the University of Tennessee, where he was Senior Associate Athletic Director.
In five years at Tennessee, his alma mater where he was a two-year starter for the Vol’s football team, Ingram was responsible for the planning and strategy for the department’s Capital Campaign that raised $336 million during his tenure.
Before joining the Tennessee staff, he served as Assistant Athletics Director for Development at the University of Georgia for two years and Assistant Athletics Director for Development at the University of Missouri.
Ingram, a Winston-Salem, N.C., native, graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and minors in business and psychology. As a student-athlete, Ingram was a two-time Academic All-SEC honoree and was twice awarded the Volunteer award, given to the most valuable player who was formerly a walk-on. Also a member of the SEC Good Works Team, Ingram earned his master’s degree in sport administration from Tennessee in 1997.
Ingram and his wife Amy have four children: John, Anne Lauren, Charlie and Audrey.