Clay Pfeifler, Director of Operations

Clay Pfeifler joined Collegiate Sports Associates in 2018 and has directed all analytics and research for CSA while supporting daily operations and managing CSA’s candidate database. Since joining CSA, he has supported over 70 executive searches and over 20 different consulting projects.

In 2021, Clay transitioned into a leadership role for Collegiate Sports Connect while continuing to support operations for CSA. He leads day-to-day operations for the start-up platform, which is reinventing the way college athletics departments identify and recruit administrative talent. Since launch, Connect has grown to over 7,000 users and is used by more than 30 institutions to find and recruit talent.

Career Snapshot

Manages CSA’s candidate database and leads all research and analytics efforts for CSA

Has supported over 70 executive searches and 20 consulting projects since joining CSA in 2018

Serves dual role as Vice President for Collegiate Sports Connect

Previous experience at UNC Chapel Hill, Florida State University, and IMG Academy


Prior to CSA, he worked in research and analytics roles at UNC-Chapel Hill and at IMG Academy, and served as the manager for Florida State University’s Women’s Tennis program during his undergraduate and graduate studies.

Clay and his wife, Hannah, currently reside in Pensacola, FL.


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