Tristan Spears joined the NJCAA National Office in Charlotte, NC as a Marketing and Sports Information Associate in July 2018 after serving a role in two-year athletics for the previous four years.
Spears worked for the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference for four years, most recently serving as the Director of Operations after starting as an intern. Spears oversaw many of the marketing aspects of the conference and region, primarily through social media and graphic design.
Spears will perform many of the same duties for the NJCAA, including serving as the primary sport contact for the following sports: Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's and Women's Track & Field, and Wrestling.
A native of Iowa City, IA, Spears graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Iowa State University in Ames, IA in 2016. During his time in Ames, Spears also coached high school soccer at Ames High School for six seasons.
Spears also has event management experience in various part-time roles with the Iowa Sports Foundation, Iowa Games, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, and Ellsworth Community College.