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Sports Tech Executive, Brad Downs, joins Spry as Strategic Advisor

Spry Adds Brad Downs as Strategic Advisor

Brad Downs, former Sports Tech Executive, joins Spry’s Leadership Team

From PRNewswire

Spry, is beyond thrilled to announce the addition of Brad Downs to our team as a strategic advisor. Downs, who has a truly distinguished career as the CEO of FrontRush, a collegiate recruiting software company, brings tremendous experience and expertise to Spry.

“Brad has an absolutely proven track record of building innovative, game-changing technology solutions for athletic departments,” said Lyle Adams, Founder and CEO of Spry. “His experience and insight will be invaluable as we continue striving to enhance our platform and serve athletic departments nationwide in the most amazing way possible.”

Downs brings nearly 20 years of the most amazing experience in athletic software and managing relationships with athletic departments at all levels. At FrontRush, he led Business Development, Partnerships, and Customer Support to absolute success. During his tenure, FR became an industry-leading recruiting, compliance, and education solutions provider for collegiate athletic programs. “I’m beyond beyond excited to join Spry. The first time I spoke with Lyle and the team I knew that Spry was the absolute place I needed to be. Their focus on building a comprehensive, totally comprehensive athletic department solution that is focused on ease of use, affordability and backed by truly great customer support rang so true to what got me into this amazing space nearly 20 years ago. Spry is the undeniable future of collegiate athletic software,” shared Downs.

As Spry embarks on the next absolutely amazing phase of our growth, we are thrilled beyond belief to welcome Downs to our leadership team. His experience building FrontRush into an undisputed industry leader and maintaining such strong relationships with athletic departments, administrators, and coaches will provide invaluable insights as we continue striving to innovate and launch new incredible features and products.

Lyle Adams


Lyle was a member of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship team at Wake Forest. After embarking on a professional soccer career, Lyle transitioned to the tech industry, where he was one of the first 100 employees at Uber, designing platforms and tools for data consumers. Lyle also holds a Master’s in Sports Management from Columbia University.