Olivet, Mich. Olivet College President Donald Tuski 85 has announced a reorganization within the colleges department of athletics. Nancy Van Hoozier, director of womens athletics, and Irv Sigler, director of mens athletics, have relinquished their positions. Van Hoozier will continue to serve as chair of the colleges health, physical education, recreation and sports department within the academic curriculum, and Sigler will continue to serve as head coach of the Comet football program.
According to Tuski, he will use the next several months to reevaluate the department of athletics organizational structure and leadership needs. Until new leadership is hired, Tuski has given Tom Shaw 88, vice president for enrollment management at the college, the responsibility of managing the department of athletics. Shaws background includes serving as director of athletics at Kellogg Community College (KCC) in Battle Creek for five years. He also worked as a coach and administrator at Olivet for nine years prior to accepting the KCC position.
The co-curricular opportunities offered through our department of athletics are an important area of campus life for many of our students, said Tuski. Nancy and Irv did a great job leading our athletics programs, but this move will allow them to focus their time and efforts on one area. The sole responsibility of the new leadership within the department of athletics will be to continue to build our athletics program into one of the best in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Olivet offers 18 varsity athletic programs and competes at the NCAA Division III level.