"Lightning Strikes" -- Steve McCoy Promoted

Photo By: Oregon State Athletics   08-26-2014

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Steve “Lightning” McCoy has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Equipment Operations, it was announced Tuesday.

McCoy joined the Oregon State athletic staff in 1998 as the director of athletic equipment apparel and operations after a lengthy stint in the Canadian Football League. McCoy handles the complete purchasing of all athletic department equipment assets. He facilitates the ordering and delivery of the product between manufacturer and the individual teams.

He is the point person for the introduction of new products and apparel to the coaches and administration, while maintaining the guidelines designed by the sponsors and teams. Lightning, as he is known at OSU and around the country, has been an instrumental link in developing and expanding the relationships between OSU and Nike.

“It’s a very deserving promotion,” Beaver head football coach Mike Riley said. “I often say Lightning and his staff are the best in the business.”

McCoy came to OSU after working as the equipment coordinator for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe and the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL. He also has served in a similar capacity for the Hamilton Tiger Cats and Toronto Argonauts. In addition, McCoy has experience as an athletic trainer in college hockey, junior hockey and indoor lacrosse.

He is a 1989 graduate of Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada with a diploma in athletic therapy.