Stewart announces restructuring of senior staff leadership at WKU Athletics

WKU Athletics Director Todd stewart today announced a restructuring of its management team following the recent departure of two senior directors.

The WKU Athletics leadership team under the leadership of Stewart will consist of the following:

• Jim clark – Senior Executive Associate Sports Director, External Relations / Hilltopper Athletic Foundation and Football
• Gina Stoll – Associate Senior Director of Sports, SWA and Student-Athlete Development
• Zach Greenwell – Senior Associate Sports Director, Communications, Brand Strategy and Men’s Basketball
• John mccammon – Senior Associate Director of Sports, Compliance and Student Affairs
• The Forsythe – Senior Associate Director of Sports, Facilities and Events Management
• Mike Gaddie – Senior Executive Director, Sports Medicine and Student-Athlete Wellness
• Olivia higgins – Associate sports director, marketing, promotions and ticketing
• Chris lynn – Associate sports director, director of the HAF
• Randy Magill – Associate sports director, financial director

The restructuring comes after the recent departures of associate athletic directors Craig Biggs and Matt Morrison. Biggs is retiring this summer after 28 years on the Hill, while Morrison moved into the private sector in the community of Bowling Green after 15 years at WKU.

In the new structure, Clark will be responsible for overseeing the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, departmental donor relations and WKU ticketing, while working directly with the school’s Learfield IMG College and Nike contracts. He will also serve as a sports administrator for the WKU football program, among other duties. Clark joined the WKU Sports Department in 2000.

Stoll will continue to serve as WKU’s Senior Administrator, while adding oversight duties to the student-athlete development and sports facilities and event management departments. She will also continue to serve as Title IX Assistant, Human Resources Liaison and Life Skills Coordinator for the Department, co-chair the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and work as a Sports Administrator. for women’s basketball and softball programs. Stoll joined the WKU Sports Department in 2016.

Greenwell will continue to lead the communications / media relations department of WKU, serve as the department spokesperson and lead the department’s strategic branding, and act as the sport administrator and media contact for the program. men’s basketball. He will also add sports administration tasks for both men’s and women’s golf, in addition to assisting in the execution of external contracts signed by Learfield IMG College. Greenwell joined the sports department in 2016.

McCammon will continue to lead the WKU compliance office, including overseeing player eligibility and compliance with NCAA and conference rules and regulations, as well as coordinating program needs for the Student Athlete Success Center. , overseeing Olympic sports budgets and coordinating the implementation of the athletics strategy. plan. In addition to being a sports administrator for volleyball, he will become a sports administrator for the baseball, men’s and women’s track and cross-country programs. McCammon joined the WKU Sports Department in 2014.

Forsythe will oversee all sports facilities, capital construction projects, football match / event management, strength and conditioning and equipment departments, and execution of external contracts including Coke, Aramark and Nike. He will also participate in obtaining university licenses and will serve as a sports administrator for women’s soccer. Forsythe joined the WKU Sports Department in 2005.

Gaddie will continue to oversee all aspects of WKU athletic training, sports medicine and student-athlete welfare. This includes acting as the primary liaison with all team physicians, medical providers and hospitals, and helping to coordinate and oversee WKU’s TOPCARE program which focuses on wellness. general student-athletes. Gaddie will also oversee the coordination of the postseason championship, including the management of bowl games. Gaddie joined the WKU Sports Department in 2000.

Higgins will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the marketing office, including promotions and the fan experience, while now overseeing ticketing staff and revenue generation. She will oversee the execution of external contracts signed by Learfield IMG College, manage our partnership with Learfield IMG Ticket Solutions and support our university licensing efforts. She will also manage the performance of the video panels at Houchens-Smith Stadium and Diddle Arena and oversee the Mixed Cheer, Female Cheer and Topperettes Dance programs. Higgins joined the WKU Sports Department in 2016.

Lynn will oversee all fundraising efforts for the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, coordinate and manage the WKU Athletics Major Gifts Program, develop and execute an annual fundraising plan for athletics, and coordinate with the Philanthropy and Corporate Engagement branches. alumni of the university. Lynn joined the WKU Sports Department in 2020.

Magill will continue to serve as WKU’s Chief Financial Officer, which includes overseeing all departmental business transactions, preparing and reviewing the annual budget for all WKU sports programs and support departments, the communicating with university administration on budgetary matters, tracking athletic scholarships and preparing for the school’s annual NCAA audit. He will also be the sports administrator of the women’s tennis program. Magill joined the WKU Sports Department in 2016.

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