Brad Nachtigal is in his twelfth year with the Kansas Athletics department and second year as the Associate Athletic Director - Operations/Capital Projects. In his current role, Nachtigal oversees the operations, maintenance and grounds of all athletic facilities and also has oversight for all new construction and renovations to athletic venues. Additionally, Nachtigal manages the Information Technology area of the department. Prior to his current role, Nachtigal held the titles of Associate Athletic Director - Capital Projects from 2007-2011 and Assistant Athletic Director - Facilities/Events from 2003-2007.
At Kansas, Nachtigal has held multiple positions throughout his tenure, all in the areas of Capital Projects/Facilities/Events/Operations. He has had direct supervision of event management including all NCAA Championship events, day to day facility operations, departmental security, acted as concessions liaison, parking liaison, Facilities Management liaison, and has served on the Commencement Committee.
Nachtigal is a graduate of the Sports Management Institute Executive Program, is a member of CEFMA and has attended arena and crowd management conferences.
Nachtigal joined the staff in December 1999 after serving three and a half years as an Event Management Specialist in the University of Nebraska athletics department. At Nebraska, he served on the Event Management staff that hosted over 400 events annually, including NCAA post season championships and NSAA events.
Prior to Nebraska, Nachtigal spent two years as a Graduate Assistant Business Manager at the University of Arkansas where he earned his master's degree in sports administration in 1995. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1991 from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas.
Nachtigal, a native of Clay Center, Kansas, and his wife, Jodi, have two daughters, Madeline, 13, and Macy, 10.