TROY names a new Director of Football Operations

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Troy University now has its very own Director of Football Operations.

Recently, Ian Grier was named as Troy University’s Director of Football Operations. Grier has worked for the University’s football program for over a decade. He started in 2012 and worked his way up the ranks.

“I took over as a graduate assistant for football in 2014 and then I took over as the full-time equipment manager in 2016,” Grier explained. “Developed that position into what was a Director of Equipment Operations in 2018-19. Now I’ve made the step to football operations.”

During his time at TROY, Grier has seen the football program get a new building, go through five different coaches, and watch the Trojans win three Championships wins.

“The coaches, the administration, everybody’s been great. I know the fan base too, it’s huge, so it’s been really cool to see and be a part of. It’s going to only continue to get better in the future.”

Grier has one piece of advice for students that want to work in the sports world.

“The more experience you get, the better off you’re going to be. When people look at that resume and see that you’re involved with a FBS football program or a D1 baseball program, they see what you do day to day for two or three years. You’re stepping out ahead of a lot of other people that don’t take that chance.”

Grier received his bachelor’s degree in sport and fitness management from Troy University. He and his wife, Rachel, have two daughters.