Tory Teykl (pronounced TAKE-ul) joined Kansas football as assistant athletics director for football operations in July of 2019, after spending the previous three seasons at the University of Texas.
Teykl served as the director of operations at Texas under head coach Tom Herman from 2016-20, where she led and directed all daily operations and communications within the football program. She also managed all team travel, student-athlete housing and developed game day itineraries for home, away and bowl games, among other responsibilities.
Prior to her time at Texas, Teykl worked at the University of Houston as the team’s director of internal football operations from 2015 to 2016, where she was accountable for all internal aspects of the Houston football program. Teykl also served various roles in her seven-year career at Houston, including director of football operations, assistant director of football operations, director for marketing, promotions and sales and assistant director for marketing, promotions and sales.
Teykl is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned her Master of Science in Sport Management and her Bachelor of Business Administration and Marketing.
In 2019, Teykl was a recipient of the Texas Athletics Teamwork Award and Texas CATAPLT (College Athletic Talent and Professional Leadership Training) class graduate. She also served as a member of the Women’s Leaders in College Sports, Director of Football Operations Committee and American Football Coaches Association, among others.