Phone: (405) 974-2959
Office: WAH 15
I have been here at the University of Central Oklahoma since 1980. My first position was the Head Athletic Trainer for 23 sports. In 1991, I was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director in charge of facilities while retaining my title as Head Athletic Trainer. Then in 2003, I became the University’s first Associate Athletic Director for Athletics taking on the duties of day to day operations for the University of Central Oklahoma Athletic Department. Throughout that time I assisted the move from NAIA to NCAA sport affiliation, Title IX Compliance review, adding the sport of Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Soccer and Women’s Golf. In addition, assisted the planning and renovation of Wantland Stadium and was the athletic authority on the final punch list for the completion of the first phase. I was fortunate enough to experience 1 Football National Championship (1982), 13 Wrestling National Championships (81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 92, 92, 94, 95, 02 & 03) as well as many other playoff and regular season milestones. During my tenure to this point I had always taught as an adjunct instructor and in 2004 after 17 years of pursuing the inception of an athletic training curriculum, I was offered the position, Graduate Athletic Training Education Program Director. After accepting this position, it was July of 2008 that the first class of the new graduate curriculum met.