Logan named GSU Associate AD

Courtesy of GSU Athletic Communications

The Grambling State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased to welcome Ryanne Logan as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Health and Wellness. 

As a director of athletics, Logan has proven success in enhancing the student and staff experience. In her last role, she led over 500 coaches and more than 4,000 student-athletes. With over seven years of achieving program growth and effectiveness as an athletic administrator, her expertise lies in implementing and developing processes to improve overall athletic programs.  Logan has athletic experience at all levels. 

“I am thrilled to be part of a dynamic team and an institution that is rich in athletic tradition,” said Logan. “I look forward to providing an enhanced athletic experience for our student-athletes.”

Ryanne Logan holds a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned her M.A. in Political Science from UTSA. While at UTSA, Logan was a five-time NCAA Track & Field All-American, President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, member of FCA and UMOJA, NCAA Team Captain, and a campus student ambassador.

Logan was privileged to work alongside senior athletic administrators on the NCAA Division I Football campaign for UTSA. In 2004, she was crowned UMOJA’s inaugural pageant winner recognizing women of color. Her athletic career culminated in 2008 as a World Competitor, Olympic Trials Top Finisher, and Olympic Qualifier. Logan currently holds multiple UTSA and NCAA Southland Conference track and field records. Logan represented Team USA on four occasions. In 2013, Logan was inducted into the Southland Hall of Honor and recognized as the most decorated Heptathlete in conference history.

Logan is an active member of MOAA, NACDA, NAACP, UTSA Letter Winners Club, UTSA Alumni Association, and a lifelong member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Logan served as the THSADA Publications Committee Chair, JISD Hall of Honor Committee, JISD Strategic Planning Committee, and has been recognized by the South Texas Amateur Athletic Union for her support and dedication to youth athletics. Currently, she serves on the executive board for the UTSA Alumni Association- Black Roadrunner Alumni Council. Originally from Chicago, Logan was a San Antonio resident since 2009. She is happily married to Brandon A. Logan and they have an amazing son, Bryce. Both are dedicated members of Now Word Covenant Church and reside in Ruston, LA.

Her achievements include:

  • Start-up and launch of student-athlete leadership summit
  • Managed daily operations and facilities of $1.5M+ budget
  • Conducted more than two-dozen staff development trainings
  • Successfully obtained $75k grant monies that benefited sports performance initiatives to include ‘grab and go’ kiosks for student-athletes
  • Implemented a year-long professional development coaches’ program
  • Created an inclusion program and utilized research to focus on developing and enhancing the student-athlete experience by creating a culture of acceptance
  • Spearheaded community service events to help hundreds of families
  • Established a social-athletic council for students, coaches, and community members as a safe space to address mental health and quality of life issues
  • Successfully accumulated more than 40 championships and two of campuses were listed as best campuses for student-athletes