Delise O’Meally

Delise O’Meally

Delise O’Meally is the Executive Director of the Institute for Sport and Social Justice.

O’Meally, a former collegiate tennis player from Montego Bay, Jamaica, has been involved in athletics administration for more than 25 years with almost 17 years of service at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

While at the NCAA, O’Meally worked closely with the NCAA Executive Committee, oversaw the work of Association-wide committees, and guided the implementation of several NCAA social justice policies.

A prominent voice in international university sports, O’Meally serves as the Secretary General of the United States International University Sports Federation (USIUSF), She is a former Vice President of USISUF, and has served as First Vice President of FISU America, the Pan American University Sports Federation.

She is the USA candidate in the upcoming elections for the International University Sport Federation (FISU) Executive Committee and has served on the FISU Commission on the Global Development of University Sports

O’Meally has served as Head of Delegation for USA Team during the World University Games in Taipei City, and Deputy Head of Delegation during the Games in Kazan Russia, Gwangju, Korea and Almaty, Kazakhstan, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. One of her most prized memories is competing as a student-athlete in the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, New York where she represented her homeland, Jamaica.

O’Meally has been acknowledged with many honors including the Women Leaders in College Sports Nell Jackson Administrator of the Year Award and in 2016, she was inducted into the Morgan State University Athletic Hall of Fame.

O’Meally has earned an MBA and a Juris Doctorate and is admitted to the Indiana Bar. She and her 14-year old twin daughters Cameron and Casey, whom she has coached since they were 3, can be found most weekends on the tennis courts.