July 19, 2012

Changes Abound in Southwestern Athletic Department

GEORGETOWN, Texas - The Southwestern University Athletic Department continues to evolve as the 2012-13 school year approaches. Not only are facilities being renovated and built and new athletic logos on the horizon, but staff members are taking on new roles with Ronda Seagraves’ Athletic Director appointment at Centenary College.

Glenn Schwab, who was recently named as the NATA Head Athletics Trainer-of-the-Year for Division III, has been promoted to Associate Athletic Director & Director of Athletic Training Services. Schwab will take on the bulk of Seagraves’ responsibilities and aid in the continued growth of the Athletic Department.

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Raleigh will continue his expertise on the court and overseeing the bulk of NCAA certification and compliance as the Assistant Athletic Director, but has been promoted to Chair of the Exercise and Sports Science Department. Coach Raleigh will work closely with Dr. Scott McLean on providing leadership to the ESS department as the program grows exponentially with the addition of two more sports.

Hannah Long, current head volleyball coach, will officially join the administrative ranks after serving on an ad hoc basis for several years. With her new title, Head Volleyball Coach & NCAA Senior Women Administrator, Coach Long will be overseeing the FRA class, assisting Coach Raleigh with NCAA compliance and assisting Schwab with facilities, among other responsibilities.

Director of Athletics Dr. Glada Munt said, “I look forward to everyone working together as we move forward into this exciting new era for Pirate Athletics!”

Along with the staffing changes the Robertson Center has been under massive changes as the men’s varsity locker room renovation nears completion and the new baseball locker room project ramps up with an anticipated completion date for both projects in mid-August.

The Southwestern Pirates will also be unveiling a new, refreshed athletic logo in the coming weeks. 

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