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FVSU Athletics Teams Up With Spry to Manage Athletic Department Compliance & Team Operations

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

From FVSU Athletics

FORT VALLEY, GA. – Fort Valley State University’s athletics department has partnered with Spry to help manage and oversee athletic department operations. This partnership will streamline compliance processes, improve communication channels, and ensure NCAA regulation adherence for all FVSU student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators.

“We are committed to providing our student-athletes with the support and resources they need to succeed,” said Dr. Renae Myles Payne, FVSU Director of Athletics. “With Spry’s cutting-edge platform, we can optimize our operations and compliance processes, allowing us to focus on enriching the student-athlete experience. I am happy to be working with a company that understands the significance of HBCUs and truly values who we are.”

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 honored to partner with Fort Valley State Athletics and help support their, student-athletes, coaches, and administrators,” said Lyle Adams, CEO of Spry. “This partnership exemplifies our commitment to empowering athletes and providing schools with the tools to succeed. We are especially gratified to be working with another historically black institution. We recognize the significant role HBCUs have played in the education of students of color and are eager to embark on this collaborative journey with FVSU Athletics and the entire athletic community at Fort Valley State University.”


About Fort Valley Athletics
Fort Valley State University Athletics is a public historically black university located in Fort Valley, Georgia. The department sponsors 12 varsity sports teams, including football, baseball, basketball, and volleyball. The university is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and competes in NCAA Division II. The department’s mission is to provide student-athletes with a comprehensive and competitive intercollegiate athletics program that enhances their academic, personal, and social development. 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.