Michael Graffin joined FAU as Associate Director of Athletics for Development in 2018, then was shortly elevated to serve on the executive staff as Senior Associate AD in the spring of 2020. Along with his development oversight of the Paradise Club, he also oversees the ticket sales and operations departments.
As an Associate AD, Graffin’s efforts caused a surge in fundraising revenue, which saw a 630% increase in the 2019 fiscal year and a 275% increase in annual fund response.
- Graffin is a Bowling Green, Ohio, native.
- Graffin came to FAU after six years with the Army West Point Athletics Department, where he served the last four as part of the Army A Club. Graffin held a key role in launching Army gameday experiences for youth football and lacrosse programs, which brought in over $100,000 in new revenue.
- Before joining the Army staff in 2012, Graffin spent a year as the assistant director of athletic operations at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, overseeing the day-to-day operations for 15 athletic teams.
- Capital University: B.A.
- Belmont University: Master’s Degree in Sports Administration (MSA)