SPARTANBURG, S.C. — An Ashley High School graduate who went on to a two-sport college career at Appalachian State has taken a job with the Southern Conference.
According to a SoCon news release, Stanley Broaden will join the league as its director of championships. His first day on the job is April 25.
Broaden's duties include managing and coordinating SoCon tournaments and the league's awards and merchandising efforts.
The Wilmington native served a postgraduate internship with the NCAA office in Indianapolis assisting with championship operations for football, women's volleyball, indoor track and field, men's ice hockey and the National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship.
At App State, Broaden was a first-team All-Southern Conference soccer player and won indoor track titles in the 60-meter hurdles as well outdoor championships in the 110 and 400 hurdles. Broaden's time of 7.9 seconds in the 60 hurdles at the 2013 SoCon indoor championships is still a meet record.
After the Mountaineers' move to the Sun Belt Conference, Broaden led the league in scoring while earning first-team all-conference soccer honors in 2014. He also recorded outdoor track titles in the 110 and 400 hurdles in 2015 and the 400 hurdles in 2016.
Broaden earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from App State in December 2015 before getting his master's in public administration in 2017.