Kyle Moats Letter to Fans -- Fall 2012
MSU Alum Will Work on Scholarship Gifts, Capital Gifts and Major Athletics Gifts
On Sept. 17, 2012, Missouri State University added alumnus Kevin Greim to its development office. A 1994 MSU graduate Greim holds the position of Senior Director of Athletics Development where he is in charge of scholarship gifts, capital gifts and major athletics gifts as well as overseeing BearsFund operations.
Greim has been a long-standing member of the Missouri Southern State University staff, spending the last 13 years at the Joplin school, most recently as major gifts officer. Prior to making the transition to the Missouri Southern foundation in April 2012, Greim was named associate director of athletics for external operations in 2011. He was named assistant athletics director for external operations in the fall of 2008 after beginning his tenure at Missouri Southern in 1999 as director of marketing.
He earned his undergraduate degree in electronic media from MSU, says the opportunity to return to his alma mater is very special to him.
During his time at Missouri Southern, Greim managed the marketing, sales, and radio activities for the athletics department, served as the radio voice of the Lions, and also supervised the sports of baseball and golf. He developed and co-chaired SouthernFest, a two-day fundraising event for MSSU athletics, and worked with the department's annual fund campaign. Greim was also the primary contact for the exhibition fundraiser basketball games with the Missouri State last November in Joplin.
He also served as head coach of the MSSU men's golf team from 2004 until 2010. In his six years as head coach, the Lions qualified for NCAA Super Regional play five times, and his 2009-10 Lions team tied for second place in the MIAA conference tournament.
The native of Excelsior Springs, Mo., earned his master's degree in health, physical education and recreation from Delta State (Miss.) University, where he worked as the football, basketball and baseball voice of the Statesmen. He also hosted the DSU Sports Show and maintained advertising sales for both radio and television. His broadcasting career has also taken him to Jackson, Miss., where he was as a sports announcer for WSLI radio.
Greim and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Tegan and Miles.