Greg Byrne Biography
Greg Byrne is the athletic director at the University of Alabama. Prior to this appointment, he was the athletic director at the University of Arizona, the athletic director at Mississippi State University from 2008 – 2010 after working as associate athletic director for the preceding two years. Previously, Byrne held associate director of athletics positions at the University of Kentucky and Oregon State University.
10 Quick Facts About Greg Byrne
- Name: Greg Byrne
- Age: 51 years old
- Birthday: November 29
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Height: 5 feet 11 inches
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Athletic Director
- Marital Status: Married
- Salary: Under Review
- Net worth: Under Review
Greg Byrne Age
Byrne is 51 years old as of 2022, he was born on November 29, 1971, in Pocatello, Idaho, United States. He celebrates his birthday on November 29, every year, and his birth sign is Sagittarius.
Greg Byrne Height and Weight
Byrne stands at a height of 1,82m and Weighs 85 kg. However, details regarding his other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Greg Byrne Education
Byrne attended Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon, and earned his bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University in 1994 and then his master’s degree at Mississippi State University in 2009.
In 1995 he was named the regional director of development for the University of Oregon athletic department, working as a regional fundraiser for the U of O in regions in Southern Oregon, Northern California, Portland metropolitan area, along with areas in Seattle.
Byrne then moved to Oregon State University as an associate AD for development in 1998 where his duties included fundraising. From 2002 to 2005, he was the associate AD for development and fundraising at the University of Kentucky.
In a brief departure from his athletic administration career, Byrne was the national director of sales for a litigation case management and research software company in 2005.
In 2006, he joined Mississippi State University as associate athletic director for external affairs and was subsequently named as athletic director in 2008 following the move of longtime MSU athletic director Larry Templeton to an advisory post to the President of the university.
Greg Byrne Family, Parents and Siblings
Byrne was born and raised by his parents in Pocatello, Idaho. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Greg’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Greg Byrne Wife, Is He Married?
Byrne is happily married to the former Regina Misa of Junction City, Oregon. However, we are keeping tabs and will update you more when we get related information to his wife and their wedding.
Greg Byrne Children, Sons
Byrne and his spouse are proud parents of two adorable sons, Nick and Davis. We are keeping tabs and will update you more when we get information related to Byrne sons.
Greg Byrne Net Worth
Byrne’s net worth is publicly not available. His primary source of income is his career as an athletic director. Through his various sources of income, we believe that he has been able to accumulate a good net worth but prefers to keep it private. We will update this section once this information is available.
Greg Byrne Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Byrne.
Greg Byrne Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: Greg Byrne
- Popular As: Byrne
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: athletic director
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Christian
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Greg Byrne Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 49 years (2020)
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Date of Birth: November 29, 1971
- Place of Birth: Pocatello, Idaho, United States
- Birthday: November 29,
Greg Byrne Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: 1,82m
- Weight: 85 kg
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Grey
Greg Byrne Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Regina Misa
- Children: Sons (Nick and Davis)
Greg Byrne Net worth and Salary
- Net Worth: Under Review
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: athletic director
Greg Byrne Athletic Director
Byrne was the athletic director for Mississippi State University. On June 7, 2008, he hired John Cohen as head baseball coach to replace Ron Polk, who retired the preceding March. Polk, who endorsed his assistant Tommy Raffo upon his retirement, protested the hire and waged a very personal and public attack on Byrne.
On December 10, 2008, Byrne hired Dan Mullen as head football coach to replace Sylvester Croom who resigned after five years and a 21–38 record at Mississippi State. Byrne received many plaudits for hiring Mullen, who is considered a rising star in coaching.
Among Mullen’s accomplishments, he coached NFL first round draft pick Alex Smith at University of Utah, recruited 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow to University of Florida where he also won two National Championships.
On March 22, 2010, Byrne was hired at the University of Arizona (replacing longtime Arizona AD Jim Livengood, who accepted the AD position at UNLV some months prior) and officially began in his new position on May 1, 2010.
Byrne took over a long-term $378 million sports expansion project at Arizona, announced the previous fall, that would include an expansion of the north end zone stands at Arizona Stadium.
The expansion would include a four-story building that would house locker rooms and football offices, among other things. In January 2011, Byrne announced that a new 5,356-square-foot (497.6 m2) video board would be installed above the south stands in time for the 2011 season. It is the sixth-largest video screen in college football.
Also under Byrne, another, more immediate and major change to the Wildcat football program occurred: eight-year head coach Mike Stoops was relieved of his duties on October 10, 2011 after the Wildcats opened the season with a 1–5 record. Co-defensive coordinator Tim Kish was named as interim head coach.
On November 21, 2011, Arizona announced the hiring of Rich Rodriguez to replace Stoops. Rodriguez previously served as the head football coach at Salem University (1988), Glenville State College (1990–1996), West Virginia (2001–2007), and the University of Michigan (2008–2010); he was also assistant coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterback coach for Tulane University (1997–1998) and Clemson University (1999–2000) (both under head coach Tommy Bowden).
Rodriguez’ West Virginia teams played in (and won) three consecutive BCS bowl games. Rodriguez was an analyst for CBS Sports during the 2011 football season after a less-than-successful and disappointing tenure at Michigan. His hiring at Arizona was first announced by Greg Byrne on Twitter while a press conference officially announcing him as the head coach was held a day later at McKale Center in Tucson.
In 2012, after making the decision to move the Arizona Wildcats baseball team from their on-campus stadium to the off-campus Hi Corbett Field, the Arizona Wildcats possessed the third-highest attendance on the West Coast and hosted both a Regional and Super Regional. The team went on to win the 2012 College World Series, Byrne’s first championship as Athletic Director.
Early in his Alabama tenure, Byrne extended the contract of head coach Nick Saban making him the highest paid coach in college football history. Byrne also made changes with the Alabama baseball program, hiring head coach Brad Bohannon. In 2019, he fired men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson and hired Nate Oats.
Greg Byrne and Nick Saban test positive for COVID-19
Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19, three days before the second-ranked Crimson Tide is set to face No. 3 Georgia in a clash of Southeastern Conference and national powers. Both said their tests Wednesday morning came back positive, and Saban said in a statement that he “immediately left work and isolated at home.”
Saban, who monitored practice Wednesday from home, said he didn’t have any symptoms as of early evening. But the second-ranked Crimson Tide will almost certainly be without their iconic 68-year-old coach on the sideline when they play Georgia.
Saban said he informed the team via a Zoom call at 2 p.m. Wednesday, about an hour after he learned of the test results, and that offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will oversee game preparations within the football building while he works from home.
Saban said Sarkisian, a former head coach at Washington and USC, will still call the offensive plays. Saban has led Alabama to five national titles since taking over the program in 2007, and also won one at LSU.
Saban wasn’t sure how game day will go when it comes to communication with his staff, but is confident he can still lead practices and run meetings from home via Zoom calls. He communicated with a team manager when he saw a mistake in practice and wanted a play repeated.
He plans to go through his usual Thursday routine, which includes watching the offense and defense practice, work on two-point plays, and will preside over meetings all from home. “I didn’t leave the country or anything,” Saban said. “I’m just right down the street. And we have this technology, so it’s really unique. “Now, I don’t have experience at that. But we’re going to do the best we can to keep everything as normal as possible.”
The Tide played at Mississippi last weekend, and Rebels coach Lane Kiffin said Wednesday his team had some positive tests. Saban said Alabama hasn’t “had any indication” of an outbreak within the team. Saban said he and staffers — from coaches to secretaries — had done a good job of wearing masks around each other while in the football building. Asked about his No. 1 concern, Saban mentioned getting his players ready for the game, not his health.
“It’s a big game for them,” he said. “Our goal as coaches is always to get them in the best position they can be in to be able to have success, and we need to try to continue to do that. That would be the greatest concern that I have. “I haven’t blocked anybody or tackled anybody, caught any passes, thrown any passes in a game in a long, long time, so it’s still going to be up to how the players are able to execute and it’s up to us to try to get them in the best position to do that.”
The news out of Tuscaloosa was a nother body blow for the SEC, which had postponed two games this week already: No. 10 Florida against defending national champion LSU and Missouri-Vanderbilt. Alabama’s head trainer Jeff Allen and medical director Jimmy Robinson said in a joint statement that Saban and Byrne were the only initial positive tests.
“All individuals who are considered high risk contacts have been notified and will follow quarantine guidelines,” the statement said. “We will follow the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force Protocol for testing asymptomatic positives.” Byrne said he would “remain at home and follow all guidelines.”
“We’ve been diligent about mask wearing and social distancing from the start and want to continue to encourage you all to take the necessary precautions to help stop the spread of this virus for yourself and those around you,” the 48-year-old AD said. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt, one of five former Saban assistants now leading SEC programs, said “it has been a tough day.” “It’s the reality,” Pruitt said. “I don’t think there’s probably any family across our country that has not been affected during this pandemic.”
Frequently Asked Questions About Greg Byrne
Byrne is the athletic director at the University of Alabama. Prior to this appointment, he was the athletic director at the University of Arizona, the athletic director at Mississippi State University from 2008 – 2010 after working as associate athletic director for the preceding two years.
Byrne is an American national born on November 29, 1971, in Pocatello, Idaho.
Byrne stands at a height of 1,82m and Weighs 85 kg.
Byrne is happily married to the former Regina Misa of Junction City, Oregon.
Byrne has not yet revealed his net worth. We will update this section when we get and verify information about the wealth and properties under his name.
Because of security reasons, Byrne has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.
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