LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State bolstered its athletic department with the addition of Ty Graham as the Assistant Athletic Director-Marketing and Promotions.
“Ty brings valuable experience and energy to LC State and we are thrilled to have him as part of our team,” Athletic Director Brooke Henze said. “His knowledge of marketing, the ticketing process, and promotions will bolster our presence in the LC Valley and surrounding areas.”
Graham comes to Lewiston after serving as the Assistant Director of Ticket Sales/Marketing at the University of Idaho.
“I am honored for this opportunity to join the prestigious program of Lewis-Clark State College Athletics,” Graham said. “I look forward to developing many relationships across the campus, with alumni, donors and the community of the LC Valley. Go Warriors!”
While with the Vandals, Graham oversaw ticket operations and revenue generation. He was responsible for athletic ticketing accounts, tracking retention and engagement, and implementing effective strategies to drive sales and promote season tickets, single-game sales, and other related offerings. Graham ran the market e-commerce platforms to communicate with past and current ticket buyers, providing them with relevant news, updates, and exclusive sales opportunities, and worked closely with the Vandal Scholarship Fund by playing a pivotal role in cultivating new philanthropic giving and other fundraising events.
Graham has been around college athletics his entire life. He was born and raised in Ellensburg, Wash., where his dad, John Graham, coached football at Central Washington University (1995-2008) before moving to and settling in Cheney, Wash., in 2008 where his dad coached at Eastern Washington University (2008-16). Out of Cheney High School, Graham went on to play football at Idaho from 2016-18. Graham played as a true freshman, starting in six of the 10 games including the 2016 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Game as a linebacker. He transferred back to his hometown to finish his career at Eastern Washington in 2019.
After having to redshirt in 2019, and Covid putting college athletics to an abrupt stop, Graham went on to be a two-year starter and co-captain on the defense for the 2020-21 season. He totaled 47games played where he recorded 301 career tackles. Graham was a two-time All-Big Sky Honorable Mention selection, Big Sky Community Service Team member, two-time Big Sky All-Academic honoree, and was named to the Hampshire Society as chosen by the National Foundation and College Hall of Fame (2021). Graham earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing in 2020 and Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2021.
Graham is engaged to Lewiston native and former Vandal Volleyball player Peyten Ely, and the pair live in Lewiston.