Jim Trego is in his fourth year as the senior associate athletic director at the Air Force Academy where he is responsible for overseeing all external affairs in the department, to include marketing and development, promotions, concessions, team logistics, equipment, ticketing, gift shop operations and athletic communications. In addition, he is the primary administrator for revenue sports.
Trego returned to the Academy in 2008 from Baylor University where he was associate athletic director for development and community relations. While at Baylor, Trego was project manager for over $75 million in construction and improvements to all athletic facilities, to include project design, budgets and fund raising. He has extensive experience with all day-to-day operations of an athletic department to include fund raising, budget management, personnel and facilities. Trego was responsible for corporate sales totaling over $1.5 million annually. In addition, he scheduled and negotiated all football game contracts and was in charge of game management for all football and men's basketball games. He had director supervision with all intercollegiate teams working on a daily basis with football, Baylor's major revenue producing program. Trego supervised teams that won 20 of Baylor's 25 Big XII Conference championships.
Trego, who worked at the Academy in a variety of areas from 1983 to 1993, returns to the Academy after a 15-year stint at Baylor. Trego began his career in athletics at the Academy as the head cross country coach and assistant track coach from 1983-87. He then served as the assistant athletic director for administration and later the assistant athletics director of business affairs. Trego served as assistant athletic director for event management, team logistics and facility scheduling until 1993 before leaving the academy to become assistant commissioner for business at the Western Athletic Conference in August 1993. He worked there briefly before heading to Baylor later that year.
Trego has 29 years of experience in athletics administration. He is a 1975 graduate of South Dakota State University where he earned a degree in education and later received his master's degree in public administration from the University of Northern Colorado. Trego and his wife, Tammy, have a daughter, Bayley Ann, 15, and a son, Tyler, 13.