Q&A: MTSU Deputy Athletic Director Lee De Leon speaks about NIL, transfer portal

1796 Sports
3 min readJan 12

Lee De Leon has experience working in athletic departments all across the country.

De Leon got started in college athletics in 2005 as a marketing assistant at LSU. De Leon would then spend 3 years as assistant director of marketing at Houston. From there, De Leon would spend time at Arizona, New Mexico, Purdue, and Abilene Christian.

At the time of his hiring at Abilene Christian, De Leon was the youngest Division 1 athletics director in the country. During his tenure…

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