United Sports Academy Fills Roles with New Staff

October 26, 2022

NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD – The United Sports Academy has hired Karlie McCoy as the Director of Sponsor Relations and Lindsey Smith as the Marketing and Events Coordinator. These are two great additions to our organization and we are excited to welcome them to our team!

In her new role, McCoy will work with local Siouxland businesses to bring sponsorships to the United Sports Academy building through signage, tournament naming rights and more. These sponsorships help our youth sport programs to continue their non-profit mission of providing opportunities to develop through sports and compete at a higher level while off-setting costs.

Karlie McCoy grew up in Hinton where she was a successful multi-sport athlete. Following her graduation, she attended the University of South Dakota where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting.

In 2017, she moved to Nashville and worked as an Account Relations Manager and Customer Lighting Designer for Nashville Event Lighting for three years. Here, she worked closely with celebrities to create unique and custom lighting for weddings, CMA pop-up shops, album release parties and everything in between. In 2019, Karlie and her husband, Jared, welcomed their first son and moved back to the Siouxland area so they could raise their children closer to their families. Here, she worked at Sterling for 2.5 years as an DoD Account Manager where she managed the IT needs of multiple purple agencies. Outside of work, Karlie keeps busy chasing her two boys, Vander (3) and Dutch (1).

"I have always had a passion for sports and grew up first-hand seeing the benefits sporting programs and amazing coaches can have on a child's life. I am so excited to join the United Sports Academy team and continue to help spread the word on the mission here while bringing new sponsorships to the facility," states Karlie McCoy.

If you would like to promote your brand while supporting our United Sports Academy mission, please email Karlie at kmccoy@usportsacad.com for sponsorship opportunities.

Lindsey Smith has been with the United Sports Academy since the fall of 2020 as Marketing Director, but recently added event and daily operations duties to her role in September.

Smith is a Siouxland native, graduating from Dakota Valley in 2015 and playing for club program, Midwest Volleyball Power (formerly Cobra) for six years. Following high school, she attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney where she played volleyball for four years and graduated in the fall of 2018 with a Bachelor's in Sports Management. She then attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she competed in beach volleyball and graduated with her Master's in Sports Coaching in the spring of 2020. Following her college career, she began working for Great Plains Region Volleyball and the United Sports Academy. During this time, she did a bit of cross-country traveling and worked for a club volleyball program in Southern California while continuing her duties remotely before heading back to the Siouxland area in the summer of 2022.

"I am excited to be back in the Siouxland area and to have a more hands-on position at the United Sports Academy," states Smith. "After traveling and seeing facilities across Southern California, it made me realize how special of a facility and community we have here at the United Sports Academy. I am excited to continue our mission of providing large tournament atmosphere events and giving our athletes the best opportunity to go on to compete at a higher level."

If you would like to rent or have questions about our facility, please email Lindsey at lsmith@usportsacad.com.

The United Sports Academy is located in the CNOS Fieldhouse – 300 Centennial Drive, Suite 170, North Sioux City, SD.

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Karlie McCoy

Director of Sponsor Relations

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Lindsey Smith

Marketing & Events Coordinator

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