A veteran of the Shenandoah University Faculty, Brian Wigley is in his second stint as the university's interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Dr. Wigley was named to the position in June 2017 and officially took the reigns of the department on August 9, 2017. In the summer of 2012, Wigley served his first term as interim AD during a transition period in the department.
Wigley transitioned into the AD role after being named as the university's Faculty Athletics Representative to Athletics in the summer of 2010. A former college student-athlete, Wigley competed for one year at UT-Arlington in tennis prior to transferring to the University of Texas at Austin to complete his undergraduate studies.
After receiving a B.S. in Kinesiology with a Coaching emphasis in 1988, Wigley moved on to high school coaching and teaching in Texas until deciding to pursue a Master's Degree at Texas A&M.
Wigley received both his Master's and Doctorate degrees at Texas A&M, completing his Ed.D in August 2002.
Wigley came to SU in August 2002 as an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006.
In the summer of 2013, Wigley's primary teaching program, Sports Management, split off from Kinesiology and moved from the College of Arts & Sciences to the Byrd School of Business. He served as the Director of Undergraduate Education within the School of Business from 2014-16.
Wigley and his wife, Ann, are the parents of three adult children: Brett, Hayden (A 2017 SU graduate) and Maddie.