Nine former student-athletes and coaches were honored at a ceremony at McKale Center on Friday.
Greg Byrne was named Arizona's 11th Director of Athletics in March 2010 and officially assumed the reins on May 3, 2010.
In his short time with Arizona, Byrne has led the charge on new fundraising initiatives and member expansion for the Wildcat Club. Under his leadership, the Wildcats have seen construction completed on a new men's basketball lockerroom, implementation of a new video board for the south end zone of Arizona Stadium and the beginning stages of a north end zone football facility.
Prior to coming to Arizona, Byrne was Mississippi State University's Director of Athletics, where he was the youngest top current athletic administrator in the Southeastern Conference and the youngest to lead an athletic program at the NCAA Division I-A level. He started out his career at MSU in June 2006 as Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs.
He has been around successful athletic programs, and the director's chair, literally all his life. He is the son of long-time athletic administrator Bill Byrne, currently the Director of Athletics at Texas A&M University.
Byrne, however, has made a name for himself in intercollegiate athletics. He had 15 years of professional experience prior to assuming the AD's position, a resume that shows progressive growth in both responsibility and achievement. He has been directly involved in raising over $160 million in gifts during his career in athletics.
A native of Pocatello, Idaho, Byrne earned his bachelor's degree in 1994 and his master's degree from Mississippi State in 2009. Byrne is married to the former Regina Misa of Junction City, Ore., and the couple has two sons, Nick and Davis.