Former NCAA Director of Athletics Wayne Burrow has joined the College’s Athletics Department as the new senior associate director of Athletics for External Affairs.
Burrow will superintend many of the functions and programs in the department as a member of the senior leadership team, according to Sharon Beverly, assistant vice president of Student Affairs and executive director of Athletics and Recreation.
“Mr. Burrow will oversee all game and event management … and will actively participate in revenue generating and external functions of the department,” Beverly said.
According to Beverly, Burrow will also serve as the liaison to both Sports Information and Alumni Affairs, as well as oversee the department golf outing and play a major role in superintending camps, clinics and facility rentals.
Burrow is looking forward to working both inside and outside the Athletics Department here at the College.
“I am so fortunate to be here,” Burrow said. “The position is going to be exciting and one that will provide me the opportunity to interact with our athletics staff, students, all areas of campus administration and alumni.”
An athlete in his high school years, Burrow always had a love for sports. He received his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University and has been employed in sports administration ever since.
In addition to working with over a dozen national championships at the NCAA, Burrow has also worked at the Horizon League, a nine-team Division I conference based in Indianapolis. As the associate commissioner for championships and scheduling, he oversaw the creation of different scheduling guidelines and parameters for each sport participating in the conference.
According to Burrow, learning more about the College and its senior associate director of athletics position was the next best step for his career.
“I have always been impressed by (the College’s) strong commitment to academic and competitive excellence,” Burrow said. “This commitment is known nationwide and makes (the College) a great place for students to prosper and succeed.”
Beverly is confident that Burrow’s assets will translate well into the new position and will benefit the College’s Athletics Department as a whole.
“We are very excited about the experiences Mr. Burrow will add to our capabilities,” she said.
In addition to positively impacting the Athletics Department, Burrow is looking forward to building relationships with students, faculty and administration at the College.
“Everyone that I have met so far has been so hospitable in welcoming me,” Burrow said. “I look forward to meeting many more new friends and helping them learn more about TCNJ Athletics.”