Cheatham Named Associate Athletic Director of Administration
Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie announced the addition of Tangela Cheatham to his executive staff on Sunday afternoon. Cheatham will join the Black Knights in a newly created role, serving as the Associate Athletic Director of Administration.
Cheatham will primarily oversee multiple sport programs and work with the Executive Associate Athletics Director in coordinating sport administration initiatives. She will also oversee cadet-athlete welfare and development initiatives and provide guidance and vision for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Army West Point Athletics staff and cadet-athletes. She will serve as a member of Buddie's Executive Staff.
“We are excited to add Tangela Cheatham to our Army West Point family,” Buddie said. “She is a tremendous athletics administrator that has shown she is a rising star in our industry.”
Cheatham comes to West Point from West Virginia University, where she was the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Enhancement and Inclusive Excellence. During her time with the Mountaineers, she was responsible for organizing and implementing Life Skills programs for all student-athletes including career services, personal health and well-being, financial management, leadership and diversity and inclusion. Along with having oversight of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, she served as the sport administrator for women's tennis and was the department's equity Title IX liaison.
“I am beyond thankful to take this next step in my career to serve the cadet-athletes, coaches and staff at Army,” Cheatham said. “I am excited to join a well-respected leadership team and add to the impressive and innovative work Army is known for.” Read more.