On the heels of last week’s announcement of the promotion of Greg Weis to Senior Associate Athletic Director/Development & Revenue Generation, Minnesota State Director of Athletics Kevin Buisman announced today that several other long-time senior athletic department staff members would see changes to their titles that would better reflect future strategic direction and these individuals contributions to the success of Maverick Athletics.
Heading the group is the highly-decorated Director of Communications, Paul Allan, who will now be designated as Senior Deputy Director/External Operations. Complementing that change will be veteran Tim Marshall who has previously overseen the department’s business and operational interests, and who will now be tagged with similar responsibilities as Senior Deputy Director/Internal Operations.
Shane Drahota, will join Allan and Marshall, who will now execute responsibilities as Senior Deputy Director/Administration and Student Services, while also beginning to oversee the Men’s & Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country programs. Finally, Lori Meyer, long-time head coach of the highly successful Maverick softball program and Senior Woman Administrator, will add the distinction of Senior Associate to her working title.
“I am so fortunate to have such a talented team of individuals serving our coaches and student-athletes, said Buisman. Paul Allan has been nationally recognized by his peers and continues to oversee a rapidly evolving technology and communications platform. Tim Marshall is the glue that holds the operation together on the business and events side and his commitment to service and customer care is irreplaceable. Shane Drahota is amongst the best in the business in what he does and we are incredibly grateful for his tremendous advocacy on behalf of our coaches and student- athletes. Lori Meyer is a leader on and off the field and has championed the tremendous growth of our women’s sport programs over the years.”
“I believe these organizational changes put us in the best possible position to pursue our mission of “Building Champions” amongst our student-athletes, not only competitively, but in the classroom and community, as well. Given this new direction, I am excited about the immediate and long-term success of Maverick Athletics,” Buisman concluded.