Troy Van Zile joined Chattanooga Athletics in July 2015 as the Assistant Athletics Director for Development.  He comes to UTC after spending the last year as the Executive Vice President of University Development at Impacts Unlimited in Nashville, Tenn.  

At Impacts Unlimited, Van Zile was responsible for all university fundraising duties and leadership of the private fundraising services company.  He had direct supervision and management of the sales staff and was the main catalyst in the execution of a sustainable fundraising program for educational systems.

Prior to working at Impacts Unlimited, Van Zile was the Assistant Athletics Director for Development and Marketing at Lamar in Beaumont, Texas.  His responsiblities included marketing and development operations, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, annual giving, ticket operations, licensing and media rights.  He also served in similar roles at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Benedictine University. 

Van Zile started his career as the event and entertainment manager for the Peoria (Ill.) Chiefs minor-league baseball team. He holds master’s (’07)  and bachelor’s (’05) degrees in Sport Management from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

A native of Reedsburg, Wisc., Van Zile married the former Kt Thompson in June.