LEXINGTON, Va. - Former VMI director of athletics equipment services Lenny Brown has been promoted to assistant athletic director for facilities and compliance, according to information released Tuesday afternoon. Brown moves to his new position to replace Sarah Keller, who was recently hired by the University of Washington as the Director of Rowing Operations.
Klay Killingsworth, former assistant director of athletic equipment and services, has been promoted to Brown's former position.
Brown oversaw VMI's equipment offices for just under one calendar year, after beginning that role in January of 2016. He oversaw all aspects of VMI Athletics equipment and apparel while working particularly closely with the football program. Brown supervised equipment acquisition, design, inventory and repair, and assisted the VMI coaching staff with the design and selection of uniforms. Brown also coordinated laundry services as well as overseeing the fulfillment of footwear and apparel contracts.
Brown came to VMI from Iowa State University where he served as Assistant Director of Equipment Operations since 2012. Brown implemented Cyclones Athletics purchase orders though Nike Gameday and other vendors, supervised twelve student managers and three laundry workers, executed the assembly, fitting and repair of athletic equipment for all athletes, and served as Social Media Director for Iowa State Equipment Operations. He also assisted in travel and practice operations and including bowl game activities.
Killingsworth, meanwhile, had served as VMI assistant director of athletic equipment & services since arriving on post in May, 2016.
Prior to arriving in Lexington, Killingsworth served seven seasons as both as assistant football coach and football equipment manager at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. Killingsworth directed all aspects of Presbyterian College football equipment services and was a defensive line coach for the Blue Hose.
Killingsworth also coached both college and high school football from 1998-2009 including stops at Washington & Lee University and Columbia University as an assistant coach. He holds a B.S. in Recreation Management from West Georgia where he was a team captain and second team All-America Division defensive lineman in 1997.