Meet the Team

ABOUT COLLEGIATE SPORTS ASSOCIATES

CSA is led by President Drew Turner, who transitioned into the role in January 2023. The firm was founded in 2010 by former Director of Athletics Todd Turner to provide executive search and consulting services to NCAA institutions and their athletics programs. With over 275 projects completed to date, CSA has become one of higher education’s most active and respected consulting and executive search firms. 

Todd Turner

Todd Turner

Chairman & Founder

Todd Turner has served the intercollegiate sports world for over 30 years as an administrator, teacher, and mentor to students, coaches, and colleagues.

Drew Turner

Drew Turner

President

Drew Turner joined CSA in 2019 after serving within the senior management and development teams at Old Dominion University, and previously held athletics fundraising positions at Duke and South Carolina.

Dr. Brad Bates

Dr. Brad Bates

Vice President, Consulting

Dr. Bradley J. Bates is an experienced and respected leader in collegiate athletics, most recently serving as the Director of Athletics at Boston College and previously at the University of Miami (OH). 

Craig Littlepage

Craig Littlepage

Senior Advisor

Veteran Administrator and Men’s Basketball Coach, serving most recently as Director of Athletics at Virginia until 2017. Before a 27-year career in administration, Littlepage served as an assistant coach at Virginia and as Head Coach at Penn and Rutgers. 

Marcy Girton

Marcy Girton

Senior Advisor

Marcy has served as a collegiate athletics administrator for over 30 years. She has held positions including Chief Operating Officer at Auburn University, Deputy Athletics Director at Texas A&M University and Chief Operating Officer at University of South Carolina.

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Marcy Lanoue

Marcy Lanoue

Vice President and Chief of Staff

Marcy Lanoue joined CSA in 2023 after serving as a collegiate athletics administrator for over 15 years. She has held positions at the University of San Diego, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of South Florida, and the University of Miami.

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Stephanie Garcia Cichosz

Stephanie Garcia Cichosz

Director of Strategic Communications

Stephanie joined CSA in 2023 after serving as a principal content strategist with Drive and Company and CS Connect. She brings a decade of experience in professional track and field and was a student-athlete at the University of Virginia.

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Zoe Connell

Zoe Connell

Sr. Director of Sales – Collegiate Sports Connect

Zoe joined CS Connect in February 2023 and leads Connect’s business development efforts. She previously led New Business Sales for the Aspire Group at Army West Point. Connell graduated from SUNY New Paltz, where she was a basketball student-athlete. 

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Kate Mertz

Kate Mertz

Director of Growth – Collegiate Sports Connect

Kate joined CS Connect in 2022 and leads Connect’s client and user relations. The Michigan native is a double graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, where she played for the Women’s Soccer team. 

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Clay Pfeifler

Clay Pfeifler

Director of Operations

Clay Pfeifler joined CSA in 2018 after a year within UNC Athletics’ administrative team, and leads CSA’s research and analytics efforts. He holds an M.A. through UNC’s SpAd program and an MBA from Florida State University.

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Katie Hallahan

Katie Hallahan

Research & Analytics Intern

Katie is a graduate student in North Carolina’s Sport Administration program and a former collegiate rower at Minnesota and UNC.

Partner Consultants

Dr. Erianne Weight, Research – Co-Director of the Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics (CRIA), Professor and Program Director for the Sport Administration Graduate Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mac Hart, Consulting – Industry veteran of more than three decades, serving in executive leadership, business, and compliance roles at ETSU, Idaho State, Utah, Providence, and UConn, among others. Hart currently serves as Assistant AD for Business & Finance at James Madison University..  

Get In Touch

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910-722-4222

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With over thirty years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, CSA delivers a unique level of service that effectively meets the needs of the nation’s leading universities and conferences.

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