Billy Ray Johnson is in his fourth season working in Indiana's football operations. He came to IU from the University of Oklahoma.
Liaison between the football program and the support staff, including the strength and conditioning, training, academics and media relations staffs.
Oversees the program's budget and travel needs and oversees all off field activities.
Joined the OU staff in 1994 as the assistant director of athletic housing and then served as the director of athletic housing until 2000.
In 2000, he headed to the athletics ticket office as the assistant ticket manager before progressing to the role of associate ticket manager.
During the summer of 2004, Johnson was named the director of ticket operations. In 2006, he was promoted to assistant athletic director/ticket operations and in 2009, he was promoted to associate athletic director.
Worked closely with the Sooner Club, marketing and promotions, media relations, event management and the coaches and teams to ensure that all needs were accommodated and enhanced each fan's experience with Oklahoma Athletics.
Played an integral role in receiving bids for over 30 Big 12 Conference and NCAA postseason events hosted by the Sooners from 2000-10.
Supervised the sport of softball while serving on various committees and senior staff initiatives.
During his time with the athletics ticket office, Johnson cultivated a nationally-renowned operation through the addition of many innovative programs.
Among these was Access Management, a digital ticketing system that allowed fans to sell and share tickets through the Ticket Marketplace and Ticket Sharing. He also allowed for the scanning of all tickets for a more efficient and secure ticketing process while enhancing OU's Priority Point System.
Under Johnson's supervision, Oklahoma became the first collegiate program to implement an attendance loyalty system. The Sooner Loyalty program rewarded season ticket holders for game attendance and the resale of their tickets through athletics department channels.
A 1987 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in history.
Billy Ray and his wife, Kara, have two sons, Jake (12) and Luke (10).
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