Max Ballinger helps oversee the roster of men’s and women’s sports at Cleary University, which includes men’s and women’s bowling, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, indoor and outdoor track & field, wrestling, baseball and softball. From recruitment to playoffs, he’s involved in every aspect of making sure Cleary student athletes are successful in academics and athletics.
Ballinger earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management from Central Michigan University. Before coming to Cleary University, he worked as as Sports Information and Athletic Coordinator for Macomb Community College and prior to that as Assistant to the Athletic Director and Student Compliance Liaison at Lansing Community College.
Now, he’s all about the Cleary Cougars, an athletic force within the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, that continues to grow under Ballinger’s watch. “I love being able to work with student athletes on a daily basis and see them develop on and off the field,” he says.