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Troy Plummer and Heart Commissioner Lori Thomas at the Heart Summit.
GV - Thu, Aug. 3, 2017
Des Moines, Iowa - Grand View Athletic Director Troy Plummer was announced as the conference AD of the Year for the Heart of America Athletic Conference this past Monday at the Heart Summit.​​​
Plummer has been a Viking since 1995 when he joined the Grand View University staff an admissions counselor and assistant baseball coach from 1995-2000. From 2000-2007 he served as the associate athletic director prior to being appointed the athletic director in January of 2007.

Under Plummer's direction, Grand View athletics has grown from 275 athletes in 16 sports to 750 athletes in 25 sports. 2016-17 was a historic year for Grand View athletics as our athletes brought home three national titles.  Coach Mitchell and the Grand View wrestlers captured their sixth consecutive National Championship, while men's golf and shooting sports claimed their first titles. Grand View also had five individual national wrestling champions, a runner-up finish at nationals by men's volleyball, a final four national finish by men's soccer, a seventh place national finish for competitive dance, a tenth place national finish for women's volleyball, and national appearances in men's basketball, softball, men's and women's indoor track & field, men's and women's indoor track & field, men's and women's bowling, women's golf, and women's cross country. 
Within the conference, Grand View athletes brought home six regular season championships – football, women's volleyball, softball, men's volleyball, men's golf and outdoor women's track and field. Three Conference Tournament Championships were also brought home – men's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's volleyball. 
Prior to joining the Heart, the Vikings won the Midwest Collegiate Conference Commissioner's Cup five times; an honor for overall athletic excellence. On top of this honor, Plummer has been voted as the MCC Athletic Director of the Year five times. In 2014, Plummer was selected as the NACDA Under Armour NAIA National Athletic Director of the Year.
Plummer contributes to Grand View and NAIA athletics on a national level. He is the conference representative on the National Administrative Council (NAC) serving as the men's volleyball liaison and a member of the championships committee.