|Position:||Senior Director of Athletic Development|
Chris McFarlane begins his third year at Mount St. Mary's in 2012-13 as the Senior Director of Athletic Development. McFarlane arrived in Emmitsburg in July of 2010 as the Director of Athletic Development before being promoted to Senior Director of Athletic Development in August of 2011.
McFarlane is directly responsible for the oversight of all aspects related to revenue generation for the Mount St. Mary’s athletic department, including all annual fund, major gift, and capital project initiatives. All corporate athletic partnerships and team fundraising activities also fall under McFarlane’s direction, as he will continue to lead all phases of the Mount Club.
McFarlane is a member of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) and also serves as the development representative for the Northeast Conference (NEC). In addition, McFarlane completed the prestigious NCAA Leadership Institute in 2011.
McFarlane came to the Mount after working for the previous three years at Loyola University Maryland. While with the Greyhounds, he created strategic direction and managed the annual athletic fund for 18 intercollegiate sports. In addition, McFarlane assisted with all corporate, planned and capital giving support for athletics, including the $62 million Ridley Athletic Complex that houses lacrosse, soccer and rugby. While with Loyola, he helped the athletic department achieve dramatic increases in dollars and donors and served on the Executive Board of Black Faculty Staff and Administrators and as a mentor to minority male students on campus.
A 2003 graduate of Florida State University, he earned master's degrees in Sport Business Management and Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2005.