Tyler Grey is in his fifth year at St. Thomas as an Assistant Athletic Director. After spending the previous four years as events manager and assistant in sports information, Grey takes on an expanded role in 2018, overseeing all game operations and the sports information department. In addition, Tyler will serve as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee advisor and manage corporate sponsorships for the athletic department.
In his first four years, Grey served as Tournament Director for a number of NCAA Division III Postseason events, including the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Regional, the 2015 NCAA Women's Basketball Preliminary Rounds, four rounds of the 2015 NCAA Football Playoffs, 2016 men's and women's basketball preliminary and sectional rounds, three rounds of the 2016 NCAA Football Playoffs, the 2017 women's basketball preliminary and sectional rounds, two rounds of the 2017 NCAA Football Playoffs, the first and second rounds of the 2017 NCAA Men's Soccer Playoffs, the 2018 NCAA Women's Basketball Preliminary Rounds, and the 2018 NCAA Softball Regionals.
He also played a key logistical role in the 2017 Tommie-Johnnie Football Game at Target Field, which broke the NCAA Division III attendance record with 37,355 tickets sold.
Additionally, Tyler has served as the event manager for a number of MIAC Postseason events across 11 different sports, including the 2016 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships, the 2015 Baseball Playoffs, the Softball Playoffs three times, and the 2017 MIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, among others.
In sports information, Grey has collaborated with world-leading Entertainment and Sports Programming Networks (ESPN) on three occasions: Sportscenter on the Road in 2015, and ESPN's live game coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division III Football Semifinals and Championship games. In addition, he has served as the moderator of a press conference held to announce the playing of the 2017 Tommie-Johnnie Football game to be played at Target Field.
Other projects Tyler has led include the formation of the Tommie Sports Network for live video streaming Tommie home games, the redesign of tommiesports.com in conjunction with Presto Sports, and serving as the department's social media manager.
Grey came to St. Thomas after spending the previous six years at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. Most recently, he served as the Sports Information Graduate Assistant for the last two years. During that time, Tyler earned his master’s degree in Sport Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato, which he completed in May of 2014. In that role, he assisted in managing content for the Gustavus Athletics website, wrote press releases, broadcasted live sporting events, and was the official statistician for numerous Gustavus events.
Grey began his career in athletics as an undergraduate student at Gustavus. During his time in St. Peter, Tyler served as a member of the event management staff, eventually taking on the role of supervisor during the fall of 2009. As event supervisor, Grey was responsible for overseeing ticket operations, managing the event staff, and hosting visiting teams and officials.
Over his four years, Tyler assisted in hosting the 2010 NCAA Division III Women’s Hockey Championship, the 2010 MIAC Softball Tournament, the quarterfinals of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) State Football Tournament in 2011, and numerous other MSHSL and MIAC postseason events.
A 2008 graduate of Montevideo High School in Montevideo, Minn., Grey earned a Management degree with a coaching minor from Gustavus Adolphus in May of 2012.
A member of the men’s basketball team for four years, Grey was a part of a Gustavus squad that reached the MIAC Playoff Championship in each of his last three seasons (2009-12). Tyler was also an MIAC All-Conference selection his senior year, a season in which he captained a team that shared the MIAC Regular Season Championship and received a berth in the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Tyler and his wife, Abby, reside in Lakeville, Minn.