Stewart Broadcasts Restructuring of WKU Athletics Senior Workers Management
WKU Athletics Director Todd Stewart today announced a reorganization of his leadership team after two senior administrators recently left.
The leadership team of WKU Athletics under Stewart will consist of the following people:
• Jim Clark – Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Relations / Hilltopper Athletic Foundation and Football
• Gina Stoll – Senior Associate Athletic Director, SWA and Student-Athlete Development
• Zach Greenwell – Senior Associate Athletic Director, Communications, Brand Strategy, and Men’s Basketball
• John McCammon – Senior Associate Athletic Director, Compliance and Student Affairs
• Les Forsythe – Senior Associate Athletic Director, Facilities and Event Management
• Mike Gaddie – Senior Executive Director, Sports Medicine and Student Athlete Welfare
• Olivia Higgins – Associate Athletic Director, Marketing, Promotions and Ticket Office
• Chris Lynn – Associate Athletic Director, Director of HAF
• Randy Magill – Associate Athletic Director, Chief Financial Officer
The reorganization comes following the recent departure of assistant sporting directors Craig Biggs and Matt Morrison. Biggs is retiring this summer after 28 years at The Hill, while Morrison has moved into the private sector of the bowling green community after 15 years at WKU.
In the new structure, Clark will be responsible for overseeing the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, the department’s donor relations, and the WKU Ticket Office, while also working directly with the school’s Learfield IMG College and Nike contracts. Among other things, he will also work as a sports administrator for the WKU’s soccer program. Clark joined the athletics department at the WKU in 2000.
Stoll will continue to work as Senior Woman Administrator at the WKU and at the same time take on the supervisory duties of the student-athlete development and sports facility and event management departments. She will continue to serve as Title IX Assistant, HR Liaison and Life Skills Coordinator for the department, co-chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and sports administrator for the women’s basketball and softball programs. Stoll joined the WKU’s sports department in 2016.
Greenwell will continue to lead the WKU’s communications / media relations department, serving as department spokesman and strategic branding for the department, as well as serving as sports administrator and media liaison for the men’s basketball program. He will also take on sports administration duties for both men’s and women’s golf and assist with the execution of external contracts signed by Learfield IMG College. Greenwell joined the sports division in 2016.
McCammon will continue to lead the WKU’s compliance office – including overseeing player eligibility and compliance with NCAA and conference rules and regulations – as well as coordinating programs for the Student Athlete Success Center, overseeing Olympic sports budgets, and coordinating implementation plan the athletics strategy. In addition to his role as volleyball sports administrator, he will become a sports administrator for baseball, athletics and cross-country programs for men and women. McCammon joined the WKU’s sports division in 2014.
Forsythe will oversee all sports facilities, construction projects, game / event management for soccer, strength and conditioning and equipment departments as well as the execution of external contracts such as Coke, Aramark and Nike. He will also help with university licensing and act as the sports administrator for women’s football. Forsythe joined the WKU’s sports department in 2005.
Gaddie will continue to oversee all aspects of WKU sports training, sports medicine, and student-athlete welfare. This includes acting as the primary liaison with all team doctors, medical providers, and hospitals, and coordinating and overseeing the WKU’s TOPCARE program, which focuses on the overall wellbeing of the student athletes. Gaddie will also oversee the coordination of the post-season championships, including bowl game management. Gaddie joined the WKU sports department in 2000.
Higgins will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the marketing office, including promotions and fan experiences, while now overseeing the ticket office staff and revenue generation. She will oversee the execution of external contracts signed by Learfield IMG College, manage our partnership with Learfield IMG Ticket Solutions, and assist in our university licensing efforts. She will also manage the execution of the video panels in the Houchens Smith Stadium and the Diddle Arena and be in charge of the athletic supervision of the Coed Cheer, All-Girl Cheer and Topperettes Dance programs. Higgins joined the WKU’s sports department in 2016.
Lynn will oversee all fundraising efforts for the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation, coordinate and administer the WKU Athletics Major Gift Program, develop and run an annual athletics fundraising plan, and coordinate with the university’s philanthropy and alumni engagement branches. Lynn joined the WKU sports department in 2020.
Magill will continue to act as CFO of the WKU and oversee all business processes in the department, prepare and review the annual budget for all sports programs and funding areas of the WKU, communicate with the university management on budget issues, monitor sports scholarships and prepare for the annual NCAA School audit. He will also serve as the sports administrator for the women’s tennis program. Magill joined the WKU’s sports department in 2016.