Mark Ingram, a veteran administrator with an extensive background in athletic development, was named UAB’s Director of Athletics on May 1, 2015 and is in his sixth year at the helm of the Blazer Athletic Department. Ingram has guided the UAB Department of Athletics through its most unique and unprecedented era of collegiate athletics with the reinstatement of Football, Bowling and Rifle, while experiencing record-setting performances on the fundraising trail and in the classroom.
Ingram was instrumental in the agreement for the Legion FC to call BBVA Stadium its new home, who began playing there in March of 2019, and attracts more than 20 additional events to UAB’s campus annually.
In addition to all the on-campus upgrades, Ingram has been an integral part in the approval of the BJCC’s renovations, which includes a new downtown football stadium that the Blazers will call home for the start of the 2021 season.
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 Sport Management and minors in both 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 (USNA), Anne Lauren, Charlie and Audrey.