Kevin Blue, a 2005 Stanford graduate and a former student-athlete on the men's golf team, was appointed as senior associate director of athletics in 2013.
Blue oversees ticket sales and operations, marketing, event presentation, communications, video, and Stanford’s relationship with Learfield Sports. He also manages the department’s business strategy and new technology initiatives. Blue facilitated the launch of Pac-12 Networks at Stanford throughout the 2012-2013 season.
Blue has served on the athletic department staff since 2009. He spent the 2009-10 academic year serving as a Matteson Fellow before being appointed to the roles of special assistant to the director of athletics and associate director of athletics.
Prior to joining Stanford Athletics, Blue coached professional and amateur golfers in the areas of sports psychology and short-game technique.
He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford in 2005 and his PhD in the psychosocial aspects of sports from Michigan State in 2009. In 2008, he was named a dean's award winner at the Summer Institute for General Management at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
A native of Toronto, Blue was a four-year letterwinner on Stanford's men's golf team from 2001-05, serving as a team captain as a junior and senior. He was also a two-time Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar.
Blue completed an ironman distance triathlon in 2011 and qualified for the 2014 Boston Marathon.