Sean Ries

Sean Ries
Director of UAB Campus Recreation

Excited to be the Director of Campus Recreation at UAB and I am here to make this Campus Recreation Center the best it can be. The following provides a quick  background on who and what I have accomplished. Seventeen years of recreation experience in higher education; recognized for my administrative leadership and consistent participation in state and national professional associations; created an intramural program and sport club program and opened a new Recreation Center; masters level of education in Sport & Recreation Management. Currently responsible for the management and operation of the 150,000 square-foot UAB Recreation Center that opened August 2006, including all day to day decisions for the Department of Campus Recreation. At UAB Campus Recreation, I am responsible for program areas consisting of twenty-five intramural sports, twelve sport clubs, fifty-four group fitness classes weekly, four special events, fitness and wellness programs, community leagues, facility rentals, camps, certifications, and aquatics programs.

B.S Ohio University in Sport Industry 1996
M.A. Kent State University in Sport and Recreation Management 1998

Professional Experience
1996 - 1998 Graduate Assistant Recreational ServicesKent State University, Kent, OH
1998 - 2002 Director of Intramurals and Campus Recreation and Instructor in Sport Sciences, Ashland University, Ashland, OH
2002 - 2009 Director of Recreational Services, Ashland University, Ashland, OH
2009 - 2012 Associate Director of Campus Recreation, Centers LLC/Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
2012 - Present Director of Campus Recreation, Centers LLC/University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Married to Megan Ries
Three children
Born and Raised in Niles, OH

I am a HUGE Cleveland Sports fan no matter how hard that is! I am a big fan of SEC sports and follow it very closely. I love to collect coins and cards and play every sport that I can. I love to read and play fantasy sports as much as I can with having three children!!

Now I am a HUGE Blazers fan!!

Contact Information
Phone - 205.996.4909
Office - CRCT 220K