Kevin Blue, a 2005 Stanford graduate and a former student-athlete on the men's golf team, was appointed to his position of senior associate director of athletics in August, 2013. In this role, 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, while supervising two varsity sports, softball and wrestling. He also facilitated the launch of Pac-12 Networks at Stanford in 2012-2013.
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 of arts degree in psychology from Stanford in 2005 and his PhD in the psychosocial aspects of sports from the Michigan State University Graduate School of Education 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, Ontario, Canada, 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 All-America Scholar. Blue completed an ironman distance triathlon in 2011 and qualified for the 2014 Boston Marathon.