Director of Athletics
Mr Larry Leckonby
Director of Athletics
Phone: (843) 953-5070
Fax: (843) 953-7084
The Citadel's President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, Jr. named Larry Leckonby as the 11th athletics director at the South Carolina Military College in a press conference held at the Altman Athletics Center on June 13, 2008. Leckonby officially joined the Bulldog Family on July 15.
Prior to The Citadel, Leckonby spent six years as a senior associate athletic director at the University of Maryland. Hired as the athletic department's Chief Financial Officer in September 2002, he managed the department's annual $51.2 million operating budget, capital projects and long-range financial forecasting.
In addition, Leckonby was the sport supervisor for women's basketball, assisted the Athletic Director with men's basketball and football, and supervised the athletic business office, athletic ticket office and information technology. He was also responsible for coordinating departmental construction projects, which have included a $50.8 million expansion of the football stadium, as well as expansions to the Gossett Football Team House, new grass and field turf practice fields and the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. He also served on several campus committees including the University Finance Committee and the University Facilities Advisory Committee.
Prior to accepting the position at Maryland, Leckonby served as the senior associate director of athletics at the University of Houston, appointed in January 1998. He was responsible for the daily administration of the department and specific areas of duty involving finance, planning, fund-raising and marketing. He also served as interim athletics director for six months in 2001 and 2002.
Leckonby also worked as the associate AD for business affairs at Boston College for four-and-a-half years (1993-98), and the assistant AD for finance and operations at Old Dominion University for five years (1988-93). He was the ticket manager and assistant business manager at Boston University from 1982 to 1988, after beginning his athletics business career at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) where he was an administrative assistant to the business manager beginning in 1981.
A former lacrosse player at Duke University, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in management science in 1979. He earned a master's degree in sport management from Massachusetts in 1983.
Leckonby is an active member of the College Athletic Business Managers Association. While serving on numerous finance and planning committees during his career, he also has helped direct several NCAA and conference championships including NCAA Baseball Super Regional events in 1999, 2000 and 2002.
Leckonby and his wife, Cris, have two daughters, Hunter and Katie, and a son, William.