Deputy Athletic Director
Office Phone: 704-463-3206
Jack Ingram ’74 enters his 37th year at Pfeiffer University and currently serves as the Deputy Athletic Director and the Department Chair for the Sports Management program. Ingram was elected to the Pfeiffer Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and earned the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2009.
Ingram’s accomplishments in Misenheimer are invaluable. His first role on campus was Head Women’s Basketball and Softball coach in 1977 as well as being an instructor for Physical Education. Ingram started the softball program and coached until 1992, while returning for a season in 1996. As the leader of the softball team, Ingram guided the squad to 14 consecutive playoff appearances, four conference regular season and tournament championships, three state championships and coached four Players of the Year. In 1999, the softball field was renamed the Jack Ingram Field in his honor. Ingram ran the women’s hoops program until 1982 and was a finalist for National Coach of the Year in 1979 when he guided the team to the National Tournament.
Ingram also served as the Falcons Athletic Director for the 1990-1991 season and was named the Interim Athletic Director in 2013. From 1991-1999, he served as an Assistant Professor for Sport Management and was the Program Chairman since 1996. Additionally, he has been Pfeiffer’s NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative from 1995-2013.
In total, Ingram has coached three All-Americans, won five Coach of the Year awards, was awarded the “Joby Hawn Award” for overall athletic excellence in the Conference Carolinas and earned the NAIA Award of Merit.
Outside of Pfeiffer, Jack has worked with the Carolinas Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) from 1995-2005 and with the Conference Carolinas since 2006. He has held multiple roles in both organizations including being on the Committee of Advancement, Strategic Planning Committee, Assistant to the Commissioner and Executive Committee. He also was the NAIA District Softball Chairman for five years and the NAIA District 26 Chairman for three seasons.
In April 2013, Ingram was elected to the Stanly County Hall of Fame.
Ingram received his B.A. from Pfeiffer in Business Administration and earned his Masters at UNC-Chapel Hill in Recreation Administration in 1980. Jack and his wife Nancy reside in Richfield and have three children, William, Charles and Elizabeth.