Contact Information

Call: (936) 468-5225

Email: coachwally@sfasu.edu

Wally Crittenden, M.Ed.

LSI Director
Assistant AD for Ticketing & Business Development

Stephen F. Austin State University, Athletic Department
Nacogdoches, Texas


As the launch of the LSI is expected to generate creative excitement among both athletic and academic faculty and staff, the leadership is in place to keep the trajectory of the LSI on course.

Wally has been on staff here at SFA since 2013 as the Head Soccer Coach before being promoted to Assistant AD for Ticketing & Business Development.

Prior to SFA, Crittenden had stops at Texas A&M, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.  While at Nebraska, Crittenden spent 2008 - 2010 completing his Master's in Higher Education Administration.  The culmination of his efforts resulted in the creating, and helping launch of, the Nebraska Sports Institute, currently known as the Nebraska Athlete Performance Lab (NAPL). In 2012, the University of Nebraska - Lincoln recognized Wally for his innovation and efforts by naming him a Young Alumni Award Winner.

Crittenden resides in Nacogdoches, Texas with his family, including his wife Cori and their two daughters Kellen (12 yrs) and Bridget (9 yrs).


The LSI Athletics Review Board (ARB) is made up of passionate coaches, various athletic department administrators, representatives of academic departments, student-athletes and other advocates of SFA Athletics. The purpose of the ARB is centered around protecting the rights and welfare of SFA Athletes recruited to participate in research activities here at Stephen F. Austin State University. The experience and knowledge that is currently sitting on this Board creates a tremendous platform to realize innovation and add value to the LSI mission and to the University.

Ryan Ivey, M.S.

Athletic Director

Ken Collier, Ph.D.

Faculty Representative 2015-2020

Linda Bobo, Ph.D.

Academic Programs - Internal

AJ Van Valkenburgh, M.S.

Medical Director

Loree McCary

Senior Women's Administrator

Jason Reese, Ph.D.

Faculty Representative

Brandi Bryant, M.S.

Assoc. AD Student Athlete Services

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