News Release

Three athletic director candidates to visit LC State in July

LEWISTON, Idaho – After conducting a national search, Lewis-Clark State College has invited three candidates to campus in July to interview for the position of athletic director. Campus visits will include meetings with administrators and athletics staff, and a campus presentation and open forum.

Ronald (Ronnie) Palmer, former athletic director at Post University, will visit Thursday and Friday, July 11-12. Corey Bray, current athletic director at Oklahoma City University, will visit Monday and Tuesday, July 15-16. David (Dave) Gantt, former vice president for athletics at the University of Providence, will visit Monday and Tuesday, July 22-23.

Headshots of athletic director candidates

Ronnie Palmer, Corey Bray, Dave Gantt

Palmer served as athletic director at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, from 2015-2024, and at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia, from 2010-2015. Prior to this he was head baseball coach at Davis and Elkins, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health. He earned a master’s in education at American Intercontinental University.

Bray has been athletic director at Oklahoma City University since 2022. Prior to this he was the vice president and director of athletics at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, from 2019-2022, and the associate athletics director for compliance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2011-2019. He received a bachelor’s in psychology from Pacific Lutheran University and a master’s in social psychology of sport and exercise from the University of Oregon.

Gantt served as vice president for athletics and vice president of student engagement/athletics at the University of Providence in Great Falls, Montana, from 2016-2021. Prior to this he was head women’s volleyball coach at Gonzaga University from 2009-2016. He served as assistant women’s volleyball coach at the University of Arkansas in 2022. He received a bachelor’s in business administration and physical education from Providence (then the College of Great Falls), and a master’s in physical education with an emphasis in program and curriculum design at Montana State University.

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