Wise, Virginia - Thomas Nyman recently became the first ever Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at UVa-Wise. Nyman comes to the college after serving at Merrimack College in Massachusetts. While at Merrimack, Nyman successfully led the school’s athletic department through an Institutional Self Study while also spearheading the department’s review of its NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey program.
Over his career, Nyman has also spent time at NCAA Division II Institution Missouri Southern State University and NCAA Division I Institution Drake where he worked in each school’s compliance department.
Nyman accepted the position at UVa-Wise initially because of the challenge and excitement that comes with transitioning a school into NCAA Division II as well as building the department from the ground up. He has embraced the department’s welcoming and warm climate as well as the southern hospitality that Virginia’s carry and he loves that aspect of the Wise community.
Nyman earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, he later obtained a master’s degree in education with a concentration in sport management from the University of Minnesota.