TEMPE, Ariz.—Arizona State University has named J.D. Loudabarger the new Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Operations & Facilities, Senior Associate Athletic Director Mike Chismar announced Wednesday.
Having worked in intercollegiate athletics the past 13 years, Loudabarger brings a wealth of experience to Sun Devil Athletics. Loudabarger comes to ASU from the University of Kansas, where he served as the assistant athletic director for event services since 2008.
He began his career with the Jayhawks in 2001 as an event manager for baseball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. From there, he became the assistant director of event management, where he served as game manager for Olympic sports events and assisted with game management and operations for all other athletic events. Loudabarger then served as the director of event management before becoming an assistant athletic director for event services at Kansas.
“We are very pleased to welcome J.D. to the ASU family,” said Mike Chismar. “With all of the changes happening, such as the renovations to Sun Devil Stadium and the move from Packard Stadium to Phoenix Municipal, it is a very exciting time to be a part of Sun Devil Athletics.”
A Lawrence, Kansas native, Loudabarger earned a B.S. in business administration in 2001 from Kansas State University, where he was a four-time letter winner in baseball for the Wildcats. He completed his master’s degree in sport administration at KU in 2003.
Loudabarger and his wife, Kelli, have two daughters, Keira and Kaylyn.