Rob Chaney's affiliation with Tallahassee Community College athletics began as a volunteer in August 1998. Now in his 20th season at Tallahassee, Chaney assumed the athletic director responsibilities on January 1, 2009, and was promoted to director of athletics on April 1, 2013.
Chaney supervises all full- and part-time coaches and staff and is the department’s compliance officer, sports information liaison and chief fundraiser.
Chaney’s tenure as athletic director has been marked with success both athletically – three Panhandle Conference championships and three NJCAA region championships – and academically – team GPAs have reached all-time highs, there have been 29 NJCAA Athletes of Distinction and seven teams have earned NJCAA All-Academic recognition.
Chaney is also guiding the department through an expansion phase. In 2016, the Eagles began participating in women’s cross country, the College’s first new sport in 21 years. Men's cross country debuted in 2017 and additional fall sports remain under consideration.
In 2017, Chaney was recognized by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) as an Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year for Junior/Community Colleges.
After volunteering with the Eagles in 1998-99, Chaney joined TCC on a full-time basis in December 1999, and for the next 13 ½ years, worked as a communications specialist in the College's Office of Communications & Public Information while also being involved in all aspects of athletics. When he succeeded Brian Anweiler as athletic director in 2009, Chaney, like his four predecessors - Anweiler, Mike McLeod, Mike Gillespie and Jeb Blackburn - assumed a dual-role at the College.
In the spring of 2013, Chaney transitioned to a full-time role as director of athletics and oversees all day-to-day operations of the College's six athletic teams.
As a member of Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Sheri Rowland's leadership team, Chaney supervises all coaches and staff members, manages the budget for each of the department's five teams (men’s and women’s basketball , softball, baseball, and women's cross country); ensures compliance with institution, state and national standards; heads up all fund-raising efforts; and coordinates media relations and marketing efforts for the department, including social media platforms and the College's athletics web site, TCCeagles.com.
Chaney is a member of NATYCAA (National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators), where he sits on the executive committee, representing district 3, and serves as the chair of the communications committee, and CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and just began a term on the executive committee for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
A member of the Florida College System Activities Association's (FCSAA) Council for Athletic Affairs (CAA), Chaney is on the CAA E-Board while completing a term as Panhandle Conference Chair. He is also the current FCSAA State Chair for women's basketball and, since 2006, has filled the role of scoreboard and web site coordinator for the FCSAA.
Chaney also represents the College on the Tallahassee Sports Council.
A native of Section, Ala., Chaney graduated from Section High School in 1992, where he lettered in three sports - basketball, baseball and swimming - and was valedictorian of his senior class. He graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's in mass communication in 1996 and earned his master's in Christian education from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007.
He is married to the former Casi Stone, and the couple has a seven-year old daughter, Aubri Leigh.
Tallahassee Community College Athletic Directors
- Jeb Blackburn, 1990-93
- Mike Gillespie, 1993-2001
- Mike McLeod, 2001-02
- Brian Anweiler, 2002-08
- Rob Chaney, 2009-present