The current Keydet Club staff has over 50 years of combined development experience, and is proud of their accomplishments in support of VMI athletics and the Institute’s cadet-athletes and coaches. The staff of the Keydet Club over sees the fund raising efforts in support of VMI’s Division I athletic program. Accordingly they are responsible for generating support for athletic scholarship and athletic operations through annual and endowed giving.
The Keydet Club coordinates numerous events and initiatives throughout the year in support of their mission. While the VMI Keydet Club is a “small shop” the support they receive from alumni, parents and friends of VMI is unparalleled in comparison to conference and other institutions in the state of Virginia.
Chief Operating Officer
Douglas “Doug” P. Bartlett was born in Buffalo, New York. He attended C.W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville. Doug graduated from S.U.N.Y. at Geneseo in 1970 with a High School Teaching Degree in Mathematics. Doug was a four-year starter on the Geneseo lacrosse team, and led the team in scoring multiple years while garnering All-League honors. Doug spent over thirty-five years coaching lacrosse, including his final twenty-one years as the Head Coach at VMI.
He was the Director of the Division One North-South Collegiate Senior All-Star Game for ten years, and held the honor of coaching in the North-South game twice. Doug’s 1992 VMI Lacrosse Team earned a special recognition being ranked in the Top 25 in Division One lacrosse, only the fourth time in VMI history for a sports team to achieve that honor. Doug retired in the Spring of 2006 ranked 13th among active coaches in career wins.
He immediately joined the Keydet Club staff, and currently is the Vice President. He and his three daughters Jessie, Kelsey, and Maiah currently reside in Lexington.
Andrew Deal '12 is a native of Chester, Virginia where he attended L.C. Bird High School. Andrew graduated from VMI in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in economics and business. A beneficiary of the Senator Elmon T. Gray '46 Annual Scholarship, he was a member of the baseball team for four years at VMI and a team captain his first class year. He was also a cadet liaison to the Athletic Department and was a 2012 class campaign fundraiser.
Andrew joined the Keydet Club staff in August 2012 as a Development Officer. He was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2015. He currently resides in Lexington.