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McKay named executive director of Trojan Club

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on August 14, 2013 1:47 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dwayne McKay, who has spent the past 18 months in the Mount Olive College institutional advancement department, has been named the Trojan athletics department's first-ever director of external relations.

McKay succeeds Bill Clingan as the executive director of the Trojan Club and will handle marketing for the athletics department. Clingan retired in May and is an assistant professor in the recreation and leisure studies department.

"I'm very excited to be part of the athletics program and I hope to be able to take MOC athletics and the Trojan Club to the next level," said McKay. "Along with aiming to add to the Trojan Club membership, we want Trojan athletics to be more visible in the local community. Among our goals is to 'pack the stands' for every home contest."

McKay joined Mount Olive College in February 2012 as director of planned giving. He was responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support for MOC.

Prior to arriving at Mount Olive, McKay spent 17 years with Andy's Burgers, Shakes and Fries. He held various positions before being promoted to vice-president of special events and corporate training. He also owned Andy's restaurants in Havelock and Holly Springs.

"We are pleased to have Dwayne join our staff," MOC athletics director Jeff Eisen said. "His great ties to the community and outstanding work experience will help him excel in this position.