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Conference Carolinas and Spry Unveil Groundbreaking Partnership

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

From Conference Carolinas Athletics

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Conference Carolinas and Spry have collaborated to form a unique three-year partnership.

Spry will serve as the official partner for compliance services/NIL mission control for Conference Carolinas and its member institutions for the next three academic years (2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26).

“As CEO of Spry, I am thrilled to announce our groundbreaking partnership with Conference Carolinas,” Lyle Adams said. “Together, we are embarking on a journey that will revolutionize how athletic departments and conferences operate together. This partnership solidifies Spry’s commitment to supporting all athletic departments. By combining Spry’s innovative software with the conference’s dedication to excellence, we will empower athletic programs across the region to achieve their full potential. We are excited to work hand-in-hand with the conference office to enhance the overall experience for student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. Together, we will shape the future of intercollegiate athletics and pave the way for a new era of excellence.”

Conference Carolinas is excited to launch a partnership that will truly benefit all of its member institutions.

“It became apparent very early in our conversations with Spry that this was a product and service that could truly help our member institutions fulfill their missions,” Conference Carolinas Commissioner Chris Colvin said. “Spry provides industry-leading solutions, but much like Conference Carolinas, they are always looking to excel and innovate. I look forward to seeing this special partnership flourish for years to come.”

This is Conference Carolinas
Conference Carolinas has a rich tradition in roots that dates back to its inception on Dec. 6, 1930. The NCAA Division II athletics conference presently has member schools located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Member institutions for the 2023-24 academic year are Barton, Belmont Abbey, Chowan, Converse, Emmanuel, Erskine, Francis Marion, King, Lees-McRae, Mount Olive, UNC Pembroke, North Greenville, Southern Wesleyan and Young Harris.

Conference Carolinas believes in the development and formation of the whole person in body, mind and soul. Our students are nationally recognized for their extraordinary success in the classroom, in the community and at the highest levels of NCAA competition. Conference Carolinas is a sole sponsor of 24 sports and also collaborates with two other conferences (South Atlantic Conference and Great Midwest Athletic Conference) to offer opportunities in four additional sports for a total of 28 in the 2024-25 academic year. Conference Carolinas will be a sole sponsor of 25 sports and offer opportunities for a total of 29 sports with the official addition of football in the 2025-26 academic year.

The ability to provide its membership sports sponsorship in 29 sports is the most in all of NCAA Division II. In addition, Conference Carolinas also provides championship opportunities for its member institutions in esports and spirit. This is all in addition to hosting developmental championships in various sports for its member institutions. Conference Carolinas is believed to be the first NCAA conference to offer sub-varsity championships to its members.

To learn more about Conference Carolinas, please 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.