Dr. Holly Sheilley '94 - 2009 Young Alum Award Recipient

Holly Sheilley is receiving the Young Alum Award for her service in college athletics and higher education. Sheilley is the assistant athletic director for student development and championships at the University of Louisville where she has been employed since 2002.

Sheilley’s duties include bidding and managing Olympic championship tournaments both at the conference and national levels, as well as coordinating the Cardinals’ LCare program as part of the NCAA CHAMPS Lifeskills. U of L has served as host of the NCAA Field Hockey Championship, NCAA Baseball Super Regionals, Big East Volleyball, and numerous other NCAA and Big East championships during her stint. The LCare program is a comprehensive student support system that supports the vital commitments to student-athletes in Academic Excellence, Student Development, Career Planning, Community Service (CardsCare), and Athletic Excellence.

Sheilley served as Assistant Compliance Coordinator and Olympic Championships Director at U of L from 2002 until her current position. Prior to that, she was the volleyball coach at Lindsey Wilson College from 1996-2001 and as well as the softball coach there from 1996-2000. A four-time coach of the year, she also served as Progam Director/Instructor for the Physical Education/Health Program.

After receiving her master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1995, she served as a health instructor at EKU. She was an ambassador for the Chinese Olympic Softball Team during the 1996 Olympics. Sheilley played volleyball, basketball, and softball for Asbury College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education. She earned Asbury’s highest honor for a student-athlete by winning the Gamble-Walker Award for academics and athletics. She earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership with a concentration in sport administration from Louisville in 2004.