About Greg Sankey
Greg Sankey has been an integral part of Commissioner Mike Slive’s efforts to reshape the SEC’s governance, enforcement and compliance program.
Sankey oversees the SEC’s championships staff and is active within the NCAA committee structure, which includes his current service on the Division I Legislative Council, Committee on Academic Performance and his recent appointment as a member of the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
Prior to joining the SEC staff, Sankey was Commissioner of the Southland Conference for nearly seven years. Sankey joined the Southland Conference staff in 1992 where he served as both assistant and associate commissioner, prior to earning the Commissioner’s title in 1996.
He came to the Southland Conference office in 1992 after working as director of compliance and academic services at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. While at Northwestern State, Sankey also coached the Demons’ golf teams for two years, earning the Golf Coaches Association of America District VI Coach of the Year award in 1991. Before moving south, he was the director of intramural sports at Utica College in upstate New York.
A native of Auburn, New York, Sankey earned his master’s degree from Syracuse University and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York College at Cortland. Sankey and his wife, Cathy, reside in Birmingham, Alabama, with their two daughters, Hannah and Moriah.
He has recently been chosen to be the next commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, succeeding Mike Slive in that position.