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Belmont Abbey Athletics Partners with Spry

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Spry partnership will provide administrators, coaches, and student-athletes access to Spry’s comprehensive collegiate athletic solution.

From Belmont Abbey Athletics

BELMONT, N.C. – The Belmont Abbey Athletics Department has partnered with Spry, an athletics management platform, to improve communication and simplify essential department operations. The joint announcement was made today.

“This partnership with Spry represents an enhancement of the tools we provide to support our coaches and students who participate in athletics,” said Paul Lyon, Belmont Abbey Senior Associate Director of Athletics.  “Spry will streamline communication in the department and improve our efficiency and effectiveness, allowing our coaches to focus on our mission, to Educate Champions in Mind, Body, and Soul.”

Spry’s software is used by collegiate athletic departments to handle vital functions like recruiting, compliance, scheduling, communication, and education. The platform provides a centralized hub for staff, coaches, and student-athletes to manage tasks, share information, and stay organized.

“Spry is proud to support Belmont Abbey Athletics on their journey to excellence,” Lyle Adams, Founder and CEO of Spry said. “We’re inspired by their desire to improve continuously. Our partnership will ultimately benefit all BAC student-athletes, coaches, and administrators.”

The Spry platform will enable Belmont Abbey Athletics to:

  • Simplify scheduling for practices, travel, and facility usage via SpryCalendar
  • Share important updates, announcements, and educational resources with student-athletes, coaches, and athletic staff.
  • Track student-athlete eligibility, academics, and health records efficiently while safeguarding sensitive data. Automated alerts notify staff of deadlines to keep students on track.

About Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey Athletics, nicknamed the Crusaders, fields over 30 teams competing in NCAA Division II as part of the Conference Carolinas. They are known for their commitment to developing well-rounded student-athletes through a balance of Sport and Virtue. You can find more information on their website at

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Jackson Donanue


Jackson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 where he was a 4-Year Starter and a Captain of the Men's Basketball team. Prior to joining Spry, Jackson gained experience in an array of different industries including Technology (SaaS), Hospitality/Operations, eCommerce (Start-Up), and Consulting. Jackson also holds a Master's Degree in Sports Management from Columbia University.