Now in his 22nd year as Director of Athletics at Augusta State University, Clint Bryant was named the Division II AD of the Year for the Southeast Region by NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) in the summer of 2007.
Bryant, who is also in his 12th year as administrative associate to the president, oversees an 11-sport athletic program that has consistently battled for conference and regional honors. Under Bryantís leadership, Jaguar and Lady Jaguar programs have enjoyed prosperity on and off the playing fields and courts.
ASU has undoubtedly enjoyed three of the top seasons in school history in 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 when 17 Jaguar teams qualified for NCAA Regional competition, with 14 of the teams earning national rankings in their respective sports.
Highly visible and respected on the local, regional and national levels, Bryant brings an infectious enthusiasm to the university. Bryantís work with the NCAA and USA Basketball has brought national attention to the Augusta State athletic program.
A member of various committees at the NCAA legislative level, Bryant was recently appointed -- for the second time -- to the NCAAís Division II Management Council, a four-year post he will assume at the conclusion of the 2010 NCAA Convention in January.
He most recently served on the Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee. Most notable in his long-time record of service was his appointment to the chair of the NCAA Division II Management Council and his four-year term on the NCAA Legislation Committee, which concluded in Sept., 2005.
He currently serves as president of the MOAA (Minority Opportunities Athletic Association) as well as chair of the Division II Project Team Related To Issues of Diversity. He also has previously served as a member of the Division II Budget and Finance Committee, chairman of the Championships Committee and the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee.
Locally, he sits on the Board of Directors of both the First Tee of Augusta and the Forest Hills Golf Club Management Committee. One of the co-founders of the NIKE Peach Jam, Bryant also is a board member for the City Classic college football game.
Most recently, he was named chairman of the press, marketing, promotions and advertising committee of the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club.
Heavily involved in the community, Bryant is serving as President of the Kiwanis Club of Augusta for 2009-10. He is a past member of the United Way of the CSRA Board of Directors, a past president of the 100 Black Men of Augusta, Inc., and a past honorary chairman of the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia (1992).
Bryantís tenure at ASU also includes nine seasons as ASUís menís basketball head coach from 1988-1997. During his stint, the Jaguars posted 106 victories and enjoyed three straight 17-win seasons from 1991-94. He was named the Big South Coach-of-the-Year following the 1990-91 campaign. Prior to his arrival in Augusta, Bryant served as an assistant coach under Bill Foster at Clemson from 1977-84 and as an assistant coach and associate head coach under Foster at Miami (Fla.) from 1984-1988.
Bryant earned a B.S. in business administration from Belmont Abbey College in 1977 and received a masterís degree in personnel services in 1980 from Clemson University. At Belmont, he received the Marty Thomas Scholar-Athlete Award, given annually to a student-athlete who demonstrated both academic and athletic excellence.
Bryant is married to the former Patricia Sweeney of Piedmont, S.C. They have two daughters, Lauren Ashley (20), a junior at Georgetown University, and Kristin Amanda (19), a sophomore at Wake Forest.