Courtney Gage named Senior Associate AD, Student-Athlete Support Services

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AUBURN, Ala. — Courtney Gage, who has spent the previous 16 years working in the Auburn Athletics Student-Athlete Support Services department, including the last six years as an Associate Athletic Director, has been promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director.

“I want to thank John Cohen, Rich McGlynn and the search committee for the opportunity to serve Auburn Athletics in a new role," Gage said. "I have called Auburn home for 16 years, working with the most dedicated and inspiring student-athlete population in the country.  Working with student-athletes is a great passion of mine and I cannot wait to take on this new role.   I also want to thank the student-athlete support services staff for their hard work and dedication to our student-athletes each day.”

During her tenure at Auburn, Gage has worked directly with the men's basketball and football programs serving and assisting with both programs’ academic support services. In addition, Gage has also overseen new student orientation, class checking and has been involved in several on-campus academic working groups. She has also worked with the equestrian, men's golf, soccer and track and field teams as an academic counselor. 

“Throughout her 16 years at Auburn, Courtney Gage has served student-athletes with diligence and excellence, earning their respect and admiration, as well as that of her coworkers,” athletics director John Cohen said. “She will continue to excel in her new role as senior associate AD of student-athlete support services, providing leadership and oversight to this essential unit. We congratulate Courtney on this well-deserved promotion.”

A sport administrator for the men’s and women’s tennis programs, Gage has been a co-leader of the SEC Men's Basketball Academic meetings and has participated in the N4A mentorship program through the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals. The Geneva, Ohio native is also pursuing her doctorate at Auburn in educational leadership.

Prior to her arrival at Auburn in 2008, Gage worked at George Mason University where she was an academic coordinator for several Olympic sports. Prior to her stop at George Mason, she spent two years at the University of Akron as a graduate assistant within their student-athlete support services.

Gage received her bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis in business and organizational communication and a minor in criminal justice from the University of Akron in 2005. Gage, who also played tennis collegiately at Akron, earned her Master of Arts from Akron in 2007. She is married to Matt Gage and the couple has two children, Hudson and Hadley.