Ryan Weigand joins the Northern Arizona Athletics Department as a Director of Development and will oversee Annual Giving. Weigand comes to NAU from Long Beach State, where he had served as the Coordinator for the 49er Athletic Club since July 2010.
With Long Beach State Weigand collaborated with the Assistant Athletics Director of Development and Senior Associate Athletics Directors of External Affairs to raise annual contributions in support of scholarship and operational needs for 19 NCAA teams. He was a member of the staff that increased annual fund revenue by 15%, membership by 21%, and Athletic Club member gifts by 42% during the 2012 fiscal year. He also created the Young 49er Club, served as a staff liaison to the Office of Gift Planning and the 49er Athletic Club Advisory Board, and managed a portfolio of 150 prospects.
Weigand graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a degree in psychology. He was a punter and two-year letter winner for the Virginia football team, earning 2nd team All-ACC honors after his senior season.