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 James Downer

James Downer joined Presbyterian College as Associate Director of Athletics in August of 2012. Downer will oversee several areas of the PC Athletic Department, including facilities, operations, scholarship management, the NCAA Academic Progress Report and football compliance.

Downer arrives at PC following a year as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at Nicholls State, working with the Colonels’ 14 Division I programs.

Previously, Downer served as the Assistant Athletic Director at Oklahoma City University from November 2008 until July 2011. Downer oversaw compliance efforts for 21 varsity sports and over 400 student-athletes, while also being involved in other areas of the department ranging from development to financial aid to game operations.

Prior to his time at OCU, Downer was the Assistant Director of Compliance and Media Relations University of Central Oklahoma from August 2005 to October 2008. Downer split his time between compliance and media relations duties for UCO's 13 NCAA Division II sports, serving as primary media contact for six sports, and assisting in day-to-day operations of the UCO compliance office.

Downer worked several internships in both college and professional sports before coming to Central Oklahoma, including time with the Nashville Sounds, Louisville Bats and the University of Louisville compliance office.

Downer, a native of Springfield, Ill., graduated from Millsaps College with a B.A. in 2002 before studying sport administration at the University of Louisville and later earned a masters degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2006. He married to his wife Erin.

Position: Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations