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UTEP Athletics and Spry Partner to Transform Athletic Department Operations and Elevate the Student-Athlete Experience

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

From UTEP Athletics

EL PASO, TXUTEP Athletics is proud to announce its groundbreaking partnership with Spry, a leading provider of innovative solutions for collegiate athletic departments. This strategic alliance aims to revolutionize athletic department processes, streamline compliance operations, and elevate the overall experience for UTEP administrators, coaches, and student-athletes. By harnessing the power of Spry’s platform, UTEP Athletics is poised to optimize department and team efficiency, enhance communication, and unlock new opportunities for growth and success.

“We are thrilled to embark on this transformative partnership with Spry, as we strive to improve our athletic department processes and improve the experience for our valued administrators, coaches, and student-athletes,” says Tayler Vena Harrell, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at UTEP. “By leveraging Spry’s innovative solutions, we are eager to streamline operations and strengthen departmental communications and efficiencies. This partnership marks an exciting new chapter for UTEP Athletics, and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on our entire athletic community.”

Spry offers a cloud-based and mobile-friendly platform designed specifically for collegiate athletic departments, facilitating efficient management of various tasks and responsibilities, including recruiting, CARA management, calendar sharing, document distribution and tracking, NIL management, education and career planning, and more.

“We are honored to enter this new and exciting partnership with UTEP Athletics,” says Lyle Adams, CEO of Spry. “Our partnership with UTEP signifies a shared vision of transforming athletic department operations and elevating the student-athlete experience. We look forward to working closely with the team at UTEP to enhance departmental processes, offering the solutions necessary to thrive in today’s dynamic athletic landscape.”

About UTEP Athletics
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) intercollegiate athletic programs compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I as a member of Conference USA. 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.