Collegiate Consulting Completes Upstate Search Naming Daniel Feig as Next Athletic Director


SPARTANBURG, SC (May 24, 2017) – The University of South Carolina- Upstate utilized Collegiate Consulting for its athletic director search, completed on May 20th, 2018.  The search culminated in the hiring Daniel Feig. This is Collegiate Consulting’s third Athletic Director search in and seventh overall in the past 12 months.

Collegiate Consulting worked closely with USC Upstate Chancellor Dr. Brendan Kelly, and Interim Athletic Director Jeff Crane to create a diverse pool of applicants and provided support throughout the selection process. Additionally, the firm helped with development and distribution of the job description as well as candidate review.

“We were very pleased to have Russell Wright and the Collegiate Consulting team as part of our search process,” said Chancellor Kelly. “ Collegiate Consulting was extremely valuable in developing a robust and diverse candidate pool and providing vetting and expertise throughout, which ultimately lead us to hire Daniel Feig, who I think is going to bring terrific energy and experience to our campus.”

Feig has served as the Executive Association Athletic Director at the University of Southern Mississippi since 2015. Prior to that, he held compliance positions at the University of Alabama and Arkansas State University. He earned a law degree from the University of Alabama and practiced law for six years.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with University of South Carolina Upstate on this important hire,” remarked Collegiate Consulting Managing Director, Russell Wright. “From a very strong candidate pool, Daniel Feig differentiated himself. He is a terrific athletic administrator with a unique background and will be a great fit for USC Upstate.”

Collegiate Consulting has worked with more than 500 institutions since its inception in 2005.

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