Devin Crosby and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Reese and Reagan. He became Lynn University’s seventh director of intercollegiate athletics on May 4, 2015, bringing with him a track record of success at the Division I level. Since his arrival, Crosby has built an athletics culture of spirit, service and strength—values he developed with President Kevin M. Ross to align with university attributes.
Crosby has pursued an aggressive strategy to ensure student-athlete success while elevating the Fighting Knights’ national profile. He has advanced Lynn’s athletic programs through fundraising, capital improvement projects, student academic support, sport expansion, public speaking, budget growth and community outreach. Crosby solidified a four-year, $1 million agreement with adidas, the most lucrative university apparel agreement in NCAA Division II, and initiated capital projects at Bobby Campbell Stadium, de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center and Lynn’s baseball complex.
Since 2015, Crosby has expanded Lynn Athletics sport sponsorship from 14 sports to 19 NCAA programs with the additions of women's track, men's track & cross country, women's lacrosse and men's swimming.
The Fighting Knights have seen consistent NCAA postseason success during Crosby's tenure. The men's golf program garnered Lynn's 24th National Championship in 2018 with three other teams reaching the NCAA National Championship final (2017 men's soccer, 2017 women's tennis, and 2017 men's golf).
One of Crosby's biggest projects was the 2017-18 South Florida Showdown, encompassing a nine-game series pitting the NCAA Division II Fighting Knights against six Division I foes on the campus of Lynn University throughout the 2017-18 season. South Florida Showdown content was distributed to a potential audience of 11.2 million and was viewed by journalists from CBS, Sports Illustrated, Washington Post, South Florida Business Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New York Business Journal and ABC News Radio among others.
Crosby is also focused on Lynn student-athletes’ academic success. The university’s more than 285 student athletes, representing 19 varsity programs, held a combined 3.39 GPA since his arrival. In fall 2015, the Fighting Knights earned an average 3.41 GPA, the second highest in Lynn’s history.
Further improving the student-athlete experience, Crosby facilitated the Student-Athlete Career Connection program. It guides student-athletes toward their professional passion, connects them with internships and job opportunities, and prepares them for lifelong success.
Furthermore, Lynn’s fan experience was elevated under Crosby’s leadership. Admission to Lynn events is free thanks to sponsors, complimentary childcare and concessions are provided for Saturday games, and game programs and tickets have gone paperless.
Prior to joining Lynn, Crosby worked at Kent State University as deputy athletics director, where he led athletics communications, marketing, tickets, facilities and equipment. He was also responsible for the comprehensive supervision of football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs. This included personnel, budgeting, student-athlete conduct/welfare, staff mentoring, APR planning, game scheduling, academic monitoring and student-athlete counseling.
Active in the community, Crosby was a member of the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce executive board and Kent Area Rotary Club, as well as a frequent public speaker on diverse topics including Kent State Athletics, Kent State’s impact on the community, leadership theory and emotional intelligence.
Additionally, Crosby served as deputy athletic director at Towson University, where he guided fundraising, supervised football and baseball programs, and assisted strategic planning and athletic management. Under his supervision, the Towson Tigers won the Colonial Athletic Association football championship in 2011 and 2012. Crosby was also an associate athletics director for development at Northeastern University, and he gained administrative experience at the University of Virginia, Saint Louis University, University of Houston and Holy Cross University.
Originally from Monaca, Pennsylvania, Crosby earned his Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from Slippery Rock University, where he was an all-conference selection in track and field, and a Master of Education in physical education and sport management from East Stroudsburg University.
The Crosby family resides in Boca Raton, FL.