Multiple Teams · Mt. Vernon Athletic Department Spring Media Day to Feature Marshall Steward!

Mt. Vernon Athletic Department Spring Media Day to Feature Marshall Steward!

Join us in welcoming MVHS Alumnus, Marshall Steward!

Marshall will be speaking to all Spring Sport athletes and parents in the MVHS Main Gym at 6 pm on Tuesday, March 19.  The public is invited to attend!


Marshall M. Steward III

Executive Director

Thornton Athletics Student Life Center

University of Tennessee-Knoxville



Steward currently serves as the Executive Director of Thornton Athletics Student Life Center where he oversees the day-to-day operations of a center that delivers comprehensive academic support services to over 500 NCAA Division I student-athletes. Prior to Tennessee, Steward served as the Director of Athletic Academic Services at Western Michigan University where he began as an Athletic Academic Advisor in 2009.


Steward holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sport Management from Indiana State University where he was a member of the football team and Graduate Assistant for tutorial services in the Student Academic Services Center (SASC). He is currently a third-year PhD student in the University of Tennessee’s Higher Education Administration program.


Steward has held leadership positions within the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), including serving as the Chair of the Ethnic Concerns Committee. Currently, he serves as subcommittee Chair for UT’s Commission for Blacks, a body appointed by the Chancellor to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of university programs, policies, and services as they relate to Black students, faculty, and staff. This summer (2019), Steward will enter year-two of the NCAA’s Dr. Charles Whitcomb Leadership Institute, a nationally-recognized professional development program designed to assist ethnic minorities in strategically mapping out their careers in athletics administration. A native of Mt. Vernon, IN, Steward, his wife (Kramer), and two sons (Kyron and Kaylor) reside in Knoxville.