Matt Trantham joined the University of Arkansas as the senior associate athletic director for internal operations on 2008. He oversees all Razorback facilities and events and is the sport administrator for the men’s and women’s golf programs.
In this role, Trantham oversaw the Razorback Athletics Facilities Master Plan that was unveiled October 2011. Active projects within the Facilities Master Plan are the $23 million Jerry and Gene Jones Family Student-Athlete Success Center and $25 million Basketball Performance Center recently completed on August 2015.
He also facilitated the market and cost analysis on a future expansion of the North End Zone in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, expanding the Women’s Swimming locker room and new video board projects at Bud Walton Arena, Baum Stadium, Bogle Park and Randal Tyson Track Center.
Other projects supervised have been the men’s and women’s golf locker room expansion in the Fred and Mary Smith Golf Training Center in 2015, the $9 million Fowler Family Baseball and Track Training Center and $40 million Fred W. Smith Football Center in 2013, a $4.6 million installation of new video displays at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium prior to the 2012 season, expansion of Razorback Soccer team facilities in 2011, the $1.3 million installation of a synthetic playing surface and $1.2 million installation of ribbon LED boards at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in 2009 and the $2.5 million renovation of Bud Walton Arena in 2008.
Prior to joining Arkansas, Trantham began his career in intercollegiate athletics with the University of Oklahoma on July 1999 where he worked with all 20 of OU’s teams in marketing and promotions. On 2004, he was named assistant athletic director for event management and was promoted to associate athletic director on 2006.
Before his time with the Sooners, Trantham worked five seasons in professional sports with Washington Sports & Entertainment in Washington, D.C.
Trantham earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in business management from Centenary College in 1990 and a master’s degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1998.
Trantham and his wife Kristen are parents of two sons, Will and David, and two daughters, Morgan and Paige.