AUBURN, Alabama—Rich McGlynn, in his 17th year in Auburn Athletics administration, has been named Auburn’s Interim Athletics Director, Auburn University President Dr. Chris Roberts announced Tuesday.
“I am confident in Rich’s ability to lead us forward during this transition period as he has tremendous experience in the field and at Auburn University,” Roberts said in a statement.
McGlynn will serve as interim AD while Roberts leads a national search, the Auburn University president said.
“I’m excited and humbled to help lead Auburn Athletics through this transition period,” McGlynn said. “I’m thankful to Dr. Chris Roberts for this opportunity. I have such enthusiasm and love for Auburn. We’ve raised our family here, all four of our children have attended Auburn and we bleed orange and blue.
“Ultimately, this is not about me; it is about Auburn and most importantly our student-athletes. I want to help Auburn Athletics strive to be excellent every day, with the ultimate goal of making the Auburn Family proud.”
McGlynn, Auburn’s executive associate AD, is best known for his leadership in compliance but has been involved in every aspect of Auburn Athletics during his tenure.
He serves as sport administrator for men’s basketball, equestrian and swimming and diving, overseeing programs that have won multiple SEC championships and reached the 2019 Final Four.
McGlynn previously served as sport administrator for football, helping Auburn win the 2013 SEC Championship and compete in the national championship game.
On the academic side, men’s basketball has earned 1,000 Academic Progress Rates for four consecutive years during McGlynn’s sport administration oversight while equestrian also posted a perfect APR score in the 2020-21 scoring period.
A respected industry leader, McGlynn has presented at numerous national conventions, including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention.
McGlynn joined Auburn Athletics in June 2006 after working for the NCAA from 2001-06.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Southern in 1993, McGlynn graduated with his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1999.
McGlynn and his wife, Kristen, have four children: Liam, Aidan, Cade and Keegan, who have either attended or are currently attending Auburn University.