Roger VannoyAthletic Director
Alma Mater: Lincoln Memorial '75
Office Phone: (423) 869-6241
Vannoy became Lincoln Memorial University’s Athletic Director in 2007. During that time, he has guided LMU’s transition from the Gulf South Conference to the South Atlantic Conference.
A native of Harrogate, Tennessee, Vannoy graduated from Lincoln Memorial in 1975. He immediately went into coaching the girls’ varsity team at Powell Valley High School, his alma mater. From 1975-82 he compiled a 133-58 record as head coach of the Lady Indians and won several district titles.
In 1982, he took over the helm of a LMU women’s basketball program that had compiled a 52-50 record over the past four seasons. By his third season, the team posted their first of seven consecutive 20-win seasons.
During his 25 years he would compile a 463-246 record, which ranks him in the top 25 Division II coaches in total victories. Seven of his teams were conference champions and one would boast the highest GPA amongst NCAA women’s basketball teams that season. Twelve of his 25 teams won at least 20 games in a season, and he coached 21 LMU hall of famers, 16 all-conference performers and 5 All-Americans.
Vannoy’s retirment from the coaching ranks following the 2006-07 season aforded him the opportunity to take over as Lincoln Memorial University’s athletics director and to continue to serve his alma mater.
Vannoy and his wife Pam reside in Harrogate.