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Ray Brincefield, who has been with the NC State Athletic Department since 1988, serves as the Assistant Athletics Director for facilities. He has been responsible for outdoor athletic facilities since August of 2000, was promoted to assistant athletics director for outdoor facilities in 2005 and his role was recently expanded to include oversight of all athletic facilities.
Brincefield has proven to be invaluable when it comes to his ten-year involvement with athletic facility improvements and capital-project oversight. Projects he has assisted with include the Goal Line Drive campaign for the first phase of Carter-Finley Stadium renovations, phase two (the construction of Vaughn Towers) and phase three (the enclosing of the north end zone) of the Carter-Finley Stadium upgrades, the renovations to Doak Field (including a state-of-the-art drainage and irrigation system and new turf, giving Doak Field one of the finest playing surfaces in all of college baseball), the indoor-facility construction for the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex, and the much-anticipated new design and renovation of the Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium that was added in the summer of 2009.
He is currently teamed up with Diane Moose, associate athletics director for business operations, for overseeing the second phase of renovations to the Isenhour Tennis Complex - which will include a brand new grandstand and playing surface for the outdoor courts. Brincefield also served as the ad hoc committee chairman for the Paul Derr track renovations and the construction of both the Dail Softball Stadium and Dail Soccer Stadium, and he is also helping to plan for the second phase of renovations to the Dail Soccer and Softball stadiums that will be completed in the summer of 2011.
Not only does Brincefield oversee athletic events at these outdoor venues, he helps to bring other forms of entertainment to NC State. In 2009, his involvement was crucial in landing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 22-time Grammy award-winning group U2 to Carter-Finley Stadium. Before U2, though, Brincefield helped lure musical sensations Jimmy Buffett and George Strait in 1998, and he even helped Raleigh host the 1999 World Special Olympics at Carter-Finley Stadium, serving as the facility owner representative.
Brincefield, who attended NC State from 1989-1992, is well known throughout the turfgrass industry and is a frequent speaker on the subject, remaining very active in the industry. Brincefield was rewarded for his hard work in 2000, when he received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence.
Brincefield is a member of the Turfgrass Council of North Carolina (TCNC) and the STMA (Sports Turf Managers Association). He resides in Raleigh.