Ron Prettyman is in his fifth year as the Director of Athletics at Indiana State University. In his time at the helm of the Sycamore Athletic program, he has overseen the creation of GoSycamores.com, the design and construction of a state-of-the-art Athletics Strength & Conditioning facility, the addition of the videoboard at the Hulman Center, hosting of five NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championship meets, the remodel of Memorial Stadium, construction of Sycamore Stadium Baseball Field, and upgrades to many other athletics facilities.
In November of 2008, there was a special day in Hulman Center when Prettyman and ISU President Dr. Dan Bradley welcomed family members of legendary Sycamore men's basketball head coach John Wooden as the university renamed the playing court, the Nellie & John Wooden Court. The ceremony featured a video taped message of appreciation from Coach Wooden himself, as well as hosting several of Coach Wooden’s former Indiana State players to assist with the unveiling of the floor.
A nationally respected administrator, Prettyman has led national searches and has hired a top-notch coaching staff. The Sycamores have also continued their nationally recognized academic success. Prettyman is currently a member of the NCAA Division I Recruiting Cabinet. Prettyman was named NCAA/NACDA Administrator of the Year in 2004. During his 10 year tenure at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), he played an integral role in the construction of the $200 million Home Depot Center, built on the CSUDH campus. The Home Depot Center is designated as a USA Olympic Training Center, which is the only such designation on any college campus in the nation.
Prior to his time at California State-Dominguez Hills, Prettyman served as athletics director at Vanguard University for 13 years, where he was an Associate Professor in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, and head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis teams, baseball and women’s basketball teams. He served on the Executive boards of the local YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs.
Prettyman holds a bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from Vanguard University and a master’s degree in education from California State University at Stanislaus.an>
Ron and his wife Carol have two children, Ronnie Prettyman, and wife Tiffiny, as well as Shara Enyeart, and husband Craig. The Prettymans recently welcomed their first grandchild, Colton Oliver Enyeart, born on May 6, 2009.
Ron Prettyman can be reached in the Athletics Office at 812-237-4092.