April Messerly is Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations at West Virginia University, having joined the athletic department in 2000 as a facilities graduate assistant. Messerly was promoted to her current roll in 2016 after previously serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations since 2013. Prior to that, she was Athletic Facilities Director from 2009 to 2013 and was Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities for eight years.
In her current role, she also serves as administrator for women's gymnastics.
A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Messerly oversees the day-to-day operations for all of WVU’s athletic facilities, including Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium and the WVU Coliseum. She also serves as the Big 12 Conference game manager for WVU’s football and men’s basketball home games, works directly with the athletic department’s capital improvement projects and oversees all aspects of event management for WVU’s 18 varsity sports.
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 numerous NCAA, Big 12, Big East, EAGL and EWL Championships that WVU has hosted. Messerly was the NCAA site representative for the 2008 NCAA Northeast Regional Gymnastics Championships in State College, Pennsylvania.
She is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and the Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association (CEFMA), where she has served on the board of directors since 2013 and was recently appointed as President of the organization for the 2017-18 year.
Messerly was the 2010-11 recipient of the Big East Senior Woman Administrator Professional Grant for Women and Ethnic Minorities and named the NACGC/W Southeast Regional Administrator of the Year in 2015.
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 Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, have a son, Judd, and a daughter, Carper.