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Life University Partners with Spry to Revolutionize Coaching Efficiency

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

From Life Athletics

MARIETTA, GA – Life University Athletics is excited to announce a partnership with Spry, an athletics management platform designed specifically for collegiate athletic departments. Spry’s comprehensive software solution will allow Life University coaches to efficiently manage their team operations while supporting their student-athletes in achieving their academic and athletic goals.

Life’s Athletic Director, Jayme Pendergast, shared her enthusiasm about the partnership: “We are thrilled to integrate Spry into our department’s processes. Spry will greatly increase our coaches’ efficiency, giving them more one-on-one time with our student-athletes. In today’s fast-paced sporting world, this kind of direct mentorship is invaluable.”

“Jayme has proactively identified software solutions that will benefit her student-athletes and coaches. Our partnership embodies her commitment to streamlining department operations while strongly focusing on athlete development. We’re excited to watch Life University’s athletic department flourish even more with the support of Spry’s platform,” shared Lyle Adams, Spry’s CEO. 

Life University and Spry are confident that this partnership will enhance the athletic department’s day-to-day operations and create an atmosphere where student-athletes thrive academically, athletically, and personally.

For more information on this partnership and its implications for Life University’s athletic programs, please contact [Jayme Pendergast, [email protected], and 770-426-2858].

About Life University

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its College of Chiropractic, located in Marietta, Georgia. The university’s intercollegiate athletics program, known as the Running Eagles, competes in 20 NAIA varsity sports and three rugby programs governed by USA Rugby. Life University is a full member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) and has won 36 team national championships, 108 individual national championships, and over 500 all-Americans.   The Running Eagles are a force to be reckoned with in the NAIA and the collegiate rugby landscape and remain committed to being a leading institution in performance and meaningful student-athlete experience.

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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.