DJ Pulley – Patience and Perseverance

Athletic Director, William Carey University

"I'm just one small piece of the puzzle. I fight for my coaches. I fight for my student-athletes. I fight for my university. I want the best experience college experience we can have."

Despite facing some immense challenges during his time as Athletic Director of William Carey University, DJ Pulley has still been able to produce a winning atmosphere and national recognition for his department and the university through two main principles – patience and perseverance. As the needs and attributes of incoming student-athletes continue to change, DJ has some great insight on how to develop the emerging adults into the leaders needed for tomorrow.

DJ earned his bachelor’s degree from William Carey in 2003 and his MBA in 2004. In early 2022, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics named him as a Cushman and Wakefield AD of the Year.


August 31 2022

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