Women's Intercollegiate Athletics
Unit Annual Report
Mark Fohl — Director of Athletics (Men & Women), Lecturer
Doug Reese — Assistant to the Athletic Director (Equipment Room Manager), Head Wrestling Coach, Teaching Specialist
Jodi Holleman — Principal Accounts Specialist
Sandy Zeltwanger — Senior Secretary
Brian Curtis — Sports Information Director
Heather Pennie — Head Volleyball Coach, Head Softball Coach, Lecturer
Sarah Huschle — Part-time Assistant Volleyball Coach & Softball Coach
Jim Hall — Head Basketball Coach, Lecturer
Jerry Monner — Head Track Coach, Head Cross Country Coach, Lecturer
Matt Beckendorf — Part-time Assistant Softball Coach
Jana Koehler — Head Women's Golf Coach (Part-time)
Chris DeVries — Soccer Coach, Compliance Coordinator, Lecturer
Ryan Viergutz — Head Tennis Coach, Assistant Equipment Manager, Lecturer
Jim Gremmels — Volunteer Assistant Tennis Coach
Dan Mowry — Part-time Assistant Soccer Coach
Elizabeth Edinger — Part-time Assistant Basketball Coach
Kelly Gores — Student Assistant Tennis Coach
Mistica Olson — Student Assistant Volleyball Coach
Pat Bruns — Student Assistant Basketball Coach
Rich Hardy — Athletic Trainer, Instructor
Ray Bowman — Athletic Trainer, Instructor
Craig Brandenberger, Lacey Huschle, Jim Patzner, Aaron Benson, Randy Hamling, Mistica Olson, Miriam Bagniewski, Kara Hedding — Student Assistant Athletic Trainers
Jessica Rada, Brandi Rada, Erin Mahoney, Melissa Schweiss, Cendy Gonzalez — Student Office Workers
To organize and administer a broad program of athletic and recreational activities designed to:
A. Meet the needs and interests of students.
B. Provide a satisfying and unifying experience for college and community life.
C. Prepare future coaches, teachers and administrators for athletic responsibilities.
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A. Administer the athletic policies of the Chancellor, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate
Conference and the NCAA.
B. Develop schedules of games and contests, secure competent game officials, assist
coaches in arrangements for transportation, meals and lodging for team trips, prepare
programs for home events, arrange details of contest management (radio facilities,
pre-game and half-time programs, ticket sales and concession sales), manage
C. Coordinate athletic health and training needs and proper insurance details for athletes.
D. Supervise student workers in the P.E. Center and coordinate with the Financial Aid Office.
E. Supervise the purchasing, marking, inventory and maintenance of athletic equipment and issuance of equipment to students, faculty and staff.
F. Assist Plant Services and the administration in the planning of indoor and outdoor
facilities for class, athletic, and recreational use and supervise the marking
and maintenance of same.
G. Provide a safe and healthful environment for all athletic participants, students enrolled in classes and spectators so all may enjoy the ultimate usage of facilities.
H. Recruit prospective student-athletes by letter, telephone communications and home/
school visits. Coordinate such efforts with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
I. When replacement or additional staffing is needed, advertise through affirmative action
guidelines to hire qualified individuals for positions in the Athletic Department.
J. Maintain files for roster information, schedules, eligibility, scores, equipment &
supplies and budget detail.
K. Coordinate all special events held in the P.E. Center and athletic facilities.
L. Submit Annual Report to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Women's soccer was competitive in the NSIC finishing 3rd in the conference. Small improvements were made in the competitive ability in a number of other women's sports, and a number of individuals competed well.
The small number of participants in cross country, golf and track & field is of concern.
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Narrative and/or Statistical
Sport No. of Coach Record Conference
Volleyball 21 Heather Pennie 3-29 10th
Basketball 13 Jim Hall 1-26 10th
Softball 17 Heather Pennie 6-29 10th
Track 9 Jerry Monner NA 8th
Tennis 16 Ryan Viergutz 4-6 5th
Golf 2 Jana Koehler NA 6th
Wrestling 12 Doug Reese NA NA
Cross Country 6 Jerry Monner NA 6th
Soccer 20 Chris DeVries 13-7-2 3rd
Major Changes Recommended / Plans for 2003-2004
1. All women's sports except for wrestling will participate in the Upper Midwest Athletic
Conference next year.
2. The sport of women's wrestling will be discontinued after 2003-04.
3. In order to assure that we have an adequate number of participants in cross country,
track & field and golf, we must begin to fund recruiting efforts in those sports.
4. We should finish the soccer facility by completing the building on which construction
was begun in 2002.
5. Plans will begin for the addition of women's swimming to the athletic program.
6. The process of transitioning to NCAA Division III will continue.
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