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M.B.A., Averrett College ('00)
B.S., Liberty ('93)
A veteran of the athletics department, Mickey Guridy is nearing 20 years of service at Liberty and currently serves as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations, a position he was promoted to in July 2007. He also served as the Interim Director of Athletics from November 2005 to February 2006.
As the Athletics Department’s Internal Operations Director, Guridy oversees the day-to-day business operations of the athletics department in terms of budgets and human resources. He oversees event management and works closely with the Director of Athletics Facilities to ensure facilities are maintained and upgraded. He is also in charge of special projects for the athletics department, including the recent FBS Feasibility study conducted at Liberty.
Guridy has been heavily involved with the recent updates to Liberty’s athletics facilities. He works closely with the University’s maintenance department and the office of planning and construction. He is a board member of the Collegiate Event and Facilities Management Association. He also started a volunteer program for game operations, called the Ambassador program, which has grown to close to 100 members. In the fall of 2009, he added the services of Event Staffing, Inc. to supplement the Ambassador program for the football and basketball seasons.
Prior to his current position, Guridy served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations from July 2005 to November 2005.
During his tenure at Liberty, he has also served three years as Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations (2002-04), five years as Assistant Athletic Director for Budget and Marketing (1997-2001) and four years as the ticket office manager and executive director of the Flames Club (1993-96).
While working with the football program as the Director of Operations, Guridy was responsible for the football budget, scheduling, team travel and training camp organization, while also working closely with the athletics department's marketing department to further the promotion of the Flames' football team.
As the Director of Budget, he monitored the budgetary dealings and expenditures for each sport and oversaw the day-to-day business operations of the athletics staff. As the marketing director, Guridy was responsible for marketing the then 17-sport athletic department by gaining advertising, corporate sponsorships and exposing Liberty Athletics to the public.
He was responsible for Liberty’s marketing efforts from 1997-2002, which paid great dividends for the athletic department. Because of his efforts, football home average attendance reached an all-time high, averaging over 10,000 fans in 1998, which ranked in the Top 35 of NCAA Division I-AA.
Overall basketball attendance led the conference every year and the 1997 home attendance was ranked in the Top-100 of the country. During the 2000 football season, Guridy was instrumental in providing a family fun atmosphere at Williams Stadium called “Liberty Land.”
Also during his tenure at Liberty, Guridy has been the marketing and tournament director for the Big South Basketball Tournament (1995-98), the operations director for the Virginia High School League State Basketball Tournament for five years and has also worked with the Tour DuPont, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament and many high school tournaments in the Lynchburg area.
A native of Mechanicsville, Va., Guridy completed his bachelor’s degree in sport management in 1993 from Liberty and completed his master's degree in business administration at Averett College in September 2000. He also participated in the Sports Management Institute in 2006-07. He is a member of the Collegiate Athletic Business Management Association and a board member of the Collegiate Event and Facilities Management Association.
In 2012, Guridy was honored with the inaugural Flamespy honor for Support Staff of the Year.
Guridy and his wife, Erin, have three sons: Sam, Abe and Levi, and reside in the Lynchburg area.