Arkansas Legend Joins Razorback Sports Properties
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Leading collegiate marketing business IMG College and the University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics today announced Quinn Grovey as the senior account executive of Razorback Sports Properties.
Grovey will help manage sponsorships and multimedia rights for Arkansas Athletics and the Razorback Sports Network. IMG College coordinates multimedia rights for Razorback Athletics, which include corporate sponsorships, signage, at-event hospitality, radio and television programming, digital advertising, media guides and playbills.
“I’m extremely excited about working with the Razorbacks and IMG College,” said Grovey. “Being a former student-athlete, this is a great place to be. It feels like home. I appreciate the opportunity to give back to a program that has meant so much to me. I’m looking forward to working with the Razorbacks in a totally different way.”
Grovey will continue to be a part of the Razorback Sports Network radio broadcast team. The former quarterback will be entering his 20th overall season on the network, including his first as a color analyst. Grovey will work alongside Chuck Barrett (play by play) and Geno Bell (sideline reporter) on Razorback Football broadcasts this season.
“We are pleased that Quinn has taken on a full-time role with our Razorback Sports Properties team,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long. “As a longtime member of our radio broadcasts, Quinn has been a tremendous ambassador for our program and our state. There is no one better equipped to share the story of how those who support our program are making a difference in the lives of student-athletes. Quinn enjoyed a Hall of Fame collegiate playing career, earned his college degree and went on to a successful business career. We are excited to have him helping us ensure that we can continue to make that same impact on future generations of Razorback student-athletes.”
Prior to joining Razorback Sports Properties, Grovey spent more than 20 years in retail including more than 10 combined years with Walmart. He most recently served as a Senior Manager for Human Resources for Walmart U.S. Merchandising. He also worked for as a Division Human Resources Manager for Home Depot, Inc. from 1999-2014.
“It doesn’t take long when visiting with Quinn to get an appreciation of his passion for the Razorbacks,” said General Manager of IMG’s Razorback property David Shoemaker. “Quinn has been a valued part of our broadcasts and now he will be with us every day working to promote the Razorbacks. He understands the unique attributes of this program and this state. Quinn will be a great asset to our team in our continued efforts to enhance marketing and sponsorship initiatives related to Razorback Athletics.”
One of the most exciting signal callers in UA football history, Grovey led the Razorbacks to back-to-back Southwest Conference titles in 1988 and 1989. He is the only UA quarterback to lead the Hogs to multiple Cotton Bowl berths. A four-year letterman (1987-90) and three-year regular, Grovey threw for 4,496 passing yards while rushing for 1,746 yards. He earned All-SWC honors in 1988 after leading the league in passing accuracy (.633). His 18 touchdown passes in 1990 and his 29 career passing scores rank third respectively, on both the season and career school record charts. Grovey is a member of the UA All-Century team, the UA Sports Hall of Honor, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
Grovey earned his bachelor of marketing management degree from the University of Arkansas in 1990. He serves as a board member for the Razorback Foundation Board and the Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation. He and his wife Stacy live in Fayetteville.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.
About University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
A Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the University of Arkansas’ Department of Intercollegiate Athletics annually ranks as one of the nation’s most successful athletics programs. The University of Arkansas sponsors a total of 19 varsity sport programs, including 8 men’s and 11 women’s sports. Featuring one of the most unique mascots in intercollegiate athletics and a passionate fan following, the Arkansas Razorbacks compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Razorback Athletics develops more than 460 student-athletes annually to their fullest potential through intercollegiate athletics enabling them to succeed in athletic competition, in the classroom and in the community. Arkansas graduates an average of 100 student-athletes each year and annually ranks among the top all-sports programs in the Directors’ Cup competition.