Assistant AD, Development
Drew Turner took over as the Assistant Director of the ODAF in November of 2013 and was promoted to Director in 2014. In 2015, Drew was again promoted to his current position of Assistant Athletic Director for Development. In his current role Drew oversees the day-to-day operations of the ODAF Annual Fund and is responsible for securing capital commitments in support of ODU Athletics that will support the ODU Athletics budget, athletic facility upgrades and the athletic endowment. Drew also serves as a member of the ODU Athletic Department Administration. Drew comes to ODU from Duke University.
Drew received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from ODU and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina where he spent three years working in the Athletic Department for the Gamecock Club. Prior to attending South Carolina, He played a year of football at Elon University before retiring due to injuries. Drew enjoys spending time with his friends and family, golf, the beach and collegiate athletics.
Drew grew up around collegiate athletics as his father, Todd, served as an Athletic Director for over twenty years at four different Universities (UConn, NC State, Vanderbilt, and Washington) and currently serves as President for an executive search and consulting firm, Collegiate Sports Associates.
FAVORITE ODU SPORTS MOMENT
Without a doubt, Trey Freeman's game winner against Murray State to send the Monarchs to Madison Square Garden. That is one that I will remember for a long time.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE ODAF
Motivated, supportive, family
FAVORITE REASON FOR WORKING AT ODAF
Being a part of the ODU community at a time of exponential growth for both the athletic department and the university as a whole. It's a great time to be a Monarch!
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT
Supper in Ghent