Men's Intercollegiate Athletics
Unit Annual Report
Mark Fohl - Director of Athletics (Men & Women), Head Baseball Coach, Head Men's Golf Coach, Instructor
Doug Reese - Assistant to the Athletic Director (Equipment Room Manager), Head Wrestling Coach, Teaching Specialist
Chris DeVries – Compliance Coordinator
Ken Crandall - Head Football Coach, Instructor
Paul Grove - Head Basketball Coach, Instructor
Jodi Holleman - Principal Accounts Specialist
Sandy Zeltwanger – Senior Secretary
Ray Bowman – Athletic Trainer, Instructor
Rich Hardy – Athletic Trainer, Instructor
Jerry Monner - Head Track Coach, Instructor
Mark Van Overbeke – Volunteer Assistant Track Coach
Neil Jones – Student Assistant Track Coach
Dwayne Pelham – Asst. Football Coach
Gary Buns – Assistant Football Coach, Asst. Equipment Manager
Ryan Viergutz - Assistant Football Coach, Asst. Equipment Room Manager (resigned early in fall semester)
Brian Curtis - Sports Information Director
Todd Hickman - Assistant Football Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach, Instructor
Aaron Thompson – Part-time Assistant Basketball Coach
Jim Gremmels – Volunteer Assistant Basketball Coach
Willie Davis – Volunteer Assistant Football Coach
Harvey Kraabel – Volunteer Assistant Football Coach
Jeff Peter – Volunteer Assistant Golf Coach
Don Goracke – Part-time Assistant Baseball Coach
Larry Davis - Student Assistant Football Coach
Tim Droske – Head Tennis Coach (part-time)
Seth Miller - Ticket Manager
Erin Christensen, Wendy O'Connell, Miriam Bagniewski, Josh Warner - Student Assistant Athletic Trainers
Stephanie Tomte, Jessica Rada, Brandi Rada, Erin Mahoney, Melissa Schweiss, Marty Hoffman, Desirae Rowberry, Mari Sandom -Student Office Workers
To organize and administer a broad program of athletics 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.
A. Administer the athletic policies of the Chancellor, the Upper Midwest Athletic 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 tournament
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 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
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 Unit Report to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Our athletic teams were much more competitive as members of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Men's golf won the conference championship, and with the exception of baseball, all other sports were contenders for the championship.
The decline in the number of male athletes in a few sports is a matter of concern.
Narrative and/or Statistical
Major Changes Recommended/Plans for 2004-2005
1. We must continue to work toward the construction of a new football stadium.
2. The transition to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference has gone smoothly. We
are continuing with the reclassification to NCAA Division III.
3. In order for our programs in track & field, tennis, golf and baseball to thrive, we must
find a way for a more proactive recruiting process to be implemented.