Director of Athletic Facilities/Operations
April Messerly is the director of athletic facilities and operations, having joined the athletic department in 2000 as a facilities graduate assistant. Messerly was promoted to her current roll in 2009 after previously serving as the athletic facilities assistant and senior manager of athletic facilities.
A native of Roanoke, Va., Messerly oversees the day-to-day operations of all athletic facilities. She also manages game day event operations for various facilities and sports including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, gymnastics, wrestling, volleyball and baseball.
In addition, Messerly is responsible for facility scheduling and planning the department’s master schedule for all facilities. She has served as the tournament director for the Big East, EAGL and EWL Championships.
She is a member of the International Association of Assembly Managers and the Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA), where she has served on the board of directors since 2013.
Messerly earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia in 2000. She received her master’s degree from West Virginia University in sport management in 2001.
April and her husband Bryan, WVU’s sports information director, have a son, Judd, and a daughter, Carper.