Executive Director of Braves Club
Having already attained an array of experience in athletics administration with previous stints in three other collegiate athletics departments, Tyler Johnson joined the UNC Pembroke Advancement Office in August 2021 as the Director of Braves Club Annual Giving.
Johnson transitioned to his new position after serving as assistant athletics director at Fayetteville Tech. He also has a previous stop in the athletics department at Western Illinois.
A native of Lockport, Ill., Johnson has a wealth of experience across several areas of intercollegiate athletics and administration. Amid a standout collegiate wrestling career, he served as site manager for the City of Raleigh before gaining career experience in collegiate athletics as part of a summer internship program in NC State’s strength & conditioning program in 2016.
The next step of Johnson’s budding career took him to Macomb, Ill., where he served 16 months as a graduate assistant at Western Illinois and attained experience in athletic administration, including academics and compliance, as well as development and ticketing. He also occupied a key role within the department’s gender equity committee, and also represented WIU at the 2020 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar.
He joined the staff at FTCC in January 2021 where he tended to multiple areas of the 5-year-old athletics department. In addition to his duties as a sport administrator, he handed tasks in areas of academics, compliance and game operations.
A four-time Atlantic Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete honoree, Johnson helped pace the Wolfpack to a trio of ACC championships, as well as a fourth-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from NC State in 2019, and completed his graduate work in sport management at Western Illinois in 2020.