Nate Downing was promoted to full-time status within the UIC Athletic Department in May of 2012, where he now serves as the Assistant Director of Season Ticket Sales. In that capacity, Downing is responsible for men's basketball season ticket sales, ticket operations for volleyball, men's and women's gymnastics and softball and campus ticket relations.
Prior to Downing's current stint within ticket sales, he assisted in the Development and Advancement department of athletics. He began as a student worker in 2007, before becoming the department's graduate assistant from 2011-12.
A former student-athlete at UIC, Downing was a member of the Flames' soccer team from 2006-10, and served as a co-captain during his final season.
Since joining the Flames' roster in 2006, Downing has assisted at UIC's soccer camp each summer. He also coaches youth soccer and is active with Boy Scouts of America. Downing earned his Bachelor of Art's degree from UIC in sociology in 2011.