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Virginia State Athletics Partners with Spry for Athletics Management

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

From Virginia State Athletics

ETTRICK, VA Virginia State Athletics has selected Spry as their athletics management partner. Spry is an athletics management platform that helps manage day-to-day operations and responsibilities.

With this collaboration, Virginia State Athletics will leverage Spry’s software to manage crucial tasks such as recruiting, competition and event planning, document management, compliance, and education. Spry’s user-friendly interface and workflows will significantly reduce administrative workload, enabling VSU coaches and staff to devote more time to their student-athletes.

We’re thrilled to partner with Spry to enhance our department’s efficiency and productivity,” said Peggy Davis, Virginia State Director of Athletics. “Spry’s innovative platform will equip our staff with the tools and insights to elevate the student-athlete experience.

Spry’s founder, Lyle Adams, said, “We’re excited to announce a strategic partnership with Virginia State Athletics. Their commitment to building a sustainable athletic program aligns perfectly with our vision. Together, we’ll empower them to ensure long-term success and shape the future of VSU student-athletes.

About Virginia State University

Virginia State is a historically black college that was founded on March 6, 1882. VSU  developed as the United State’s first fully state-supported four-year institution of higher learning for Black Americans. The current president at VSU Dr. Makola Abdullah is the fourteenth president who also is the youngest African American to receive a Ph. D. in engineering. VSU is also the #1 HBCU in Virginia according to Washington Monthly Magazine, the 13th HBCU Nationally according to the College Consensus, and in the Top 20% of Performers on Social Mobility according to the U.S. News and World Report. 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.