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Carson-Newman University Athletics Partners with Spry to Streamline Athletic Department Operations

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

From Carson-Newman Athletics

JEFFERSON CITY, TN — Carson-Newman Athletics (C-N) has announced a new partnership with Spry to provide C-N student-athletes, coaches, and administrators with a compliance, communication, and NIL software solution.

“Spry’s innovative platform has revolutionized our operational efficiency by integrating compliance, eligibility management, and all departmental documentation. It has been a game-changer, saving our team valuable time and reducing stress,” praised Suzanne Strudwick, Associate AD for Compliance & Internal Ops/SWA at Carson-Newman University. “As a department, we’ve harnessed the power of Spry’s communication features to foster greater connectivity and enhance overall productivity. Throughout the Fall, Spry allowed us to easily distribute and collect all of our eligibility and compliance paperwork.”

Spry’s cloud-based platform provides a comprehensive solution for managing all aspects of an athletic department, including recruiting, calendar sharing, document management, communication, NIL management, and practical education. 

“The entire team at Spry is excited to strengthen our collaboration with Carson-Newman University,” expresses Lyle Adams, Spry’s Founder & CEO. “The Carson-Newman Athletic Department is demonstrating its dedication to its student-athletes by embracing new technologies to streamline operations and we are eager to be a part of this forward-thinking approach.”

The partnership between Carson-Newman University Athletics and Spry is a significant step forward for the department. With Spry’s help, C-N Athletics will be able to streamline its operations, improve its compliance, and provide a better experience for its admin, coaches, and student-athletes.


About Carson-Newman University Athletics

Carson-Newman University Athletics is a NCAA Division II athletic department that sponsors 21 varsity sports. The department is a member of the South Atlantic Conference and is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee. For more information, visit

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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.