Eggleston has served as interim director of the MAC since April 16, 2008. He came to West Virginia in October 2006, as director of development for athletics and was promoted to senior director of development for athletics in August 2007. During his tenure in Morgantown, Eggleston has worked with all facets of the Mountaineer Athletic Club, including major gifts, the annual fund and premium seating. As executive director of the MAC, Eggleston will be the unit's lead fundraiser.
"During his interim appointment, Niles has provided strong leadership to our Mountaineer Athletic Club," Pastilong said. "It is clear to us that he is worthy of heading this important unit into the future."
Before his tenure at West Virginia, Eggleston was the associate vice president for major gifts at Elmira (N.Y.) College. Prior to Elmira, he was assistant athletic director for development at James Madison, focusing on major gifts to capital projects, endowments and major annual donations. He was part of a $10 million Building for Success Campaign to raise funds for JMU's Athletic Performance Center.
A native of Oneonta, N.Y., Eggleston also served as director of the Hurricane Club at Miami, overseeing the annual fund for athletics. He received his bachelor's degree from Colorado in 1998 and a master's degree from North Carolina State in 2003, where he served as a graduate assistant with the Wolfpack Club.
"I am humbled and really excited about this great opportunity," Eggleston said. "I am anxious to serve our student-athletes, coaches and administrators by continuing to work with our donors to further enhance our athletic department needs."
Eggleston and his wife, Meghan, reside in Morgantown and have a son, Bowman.