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Francis Marion Athletics & Spry Team Up to Boost Compliance and Operation Efforts

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

From Francis Marion Athletics

FLORENCE, SCFrancis Marion University Athletics has partnered with Spry to help manage and oversee athletic department operations. This partnership that began in August has streamlined compliance processes, improved communication channels, and ensured NCAA regulation adherence for all FMU student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators. Through this collaboration, Francis Marion Athletics has become more efficient and effective in its day-to-day operations.  

We are committed to innovation and using technology to improve our athletic department,” said Murray Hartzler, Director of Athletics at Francis Marion University. “In just a first few months, Spry’s platform has already helped us finetune our operations and compliance tasks, specifically by streamlining our CARA-tracking processes.

Spry provides collegiate athletic departments with a cloud-based and mobile-friendly platform that helps manage various department operations tasks and responsibilities such as recruiting, calendar sharing, document management, NIL management, education and career planning, and more.

“We are excited to partner with Francis Marion Athletics and help them to achieve their goals,” said Lyle Adams, CEO of Spry. “This partnership is a testament to our commitment to providing Conference Carolina schools with the tools they need to succeed. We look forward to working closely with the team at FMU to enhance departmental processes, offering the solutions necessary to thrive in today’s dynamic athletic landscape.”

About Francis Marion University

Founded in 1970, Francis Marion is a public university located in Florence, South Carolina. The university’s intercollegiate athletics program, known as the Patriots, competes in 14 NCAA Division II varsity sports and 1 Division I varsity sport (men’s golf). Francis Marion University is a member of the Conference Carolinas (Division II) and Southland Conference (Division I) and has won 5 national championships, including 2 in women’s basketball, 2 in women’s tennis, and 1 in men’s golf. 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.