August 12, 1998
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame has announced the hiring of the following new employees in the athletic department:
David Brown, a 1971 graduate of Slippery Rock University, has been named club sports coordinator. The Carey, Ohio, native was an associate professor of physical education at the U.S. Naval Academy since 1986. Brown, who earned a masters degree in physical education at Bowie State University in 1980, will work with all of Notre Dames 23 club sports in addition to managing the campus beach at St. Josephs Lake.
Jannifer Crittendon, a 1989 graduate of Indiana University-South Bend, has been named life skills coordinator. The South Bend, Ind., native comes to the athletic department from the College of Business Administration at Notre Dame where she served as director of diversity program since 1995. Crittendon, who earned a masters degree in public affairs from Indiana University-South Bend in 1995, will direct all of Notre Dames student-athletes in academic, athletic, service, career and personal development as well as providing access to other campus resources.
Monica Cundiff, a 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois, has been named sports marketing coordinator. The East Peoria, Ill., native had served as promotions assistant at Notre Dame since 1997. Cundiff, who earned a masters in sport administration at Illinois State University in 1996, will coordinate marketing and promotional efforts for Notre Dames athletic department.
Peggy Curtin, a 1998 graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, has been named publicity assistant in the sports information office. The Chula Vista, Calif., native was a student assistant in the Cal Poly SLO sports information office as an undergraduate. Curtin will work closely with the volleyball, mens and womens cross country, mens and womens swimming and diving, mens and womens track and field, and softball teams as well as assisting with publicity for all of Notre Dames 26 sports.
David Gilbert, a 1997 graduate of Lake Superior State University, has been named assistant equipment manager and will work closely with the Irish hockey team. The Marquette, Mich., native was head athletic equipment manager at Lake Superior State since 1997 and brings five years of experience as both a player and equipment manager in the CCHA to Notre Dame. Gilbert will be in charge of purchases, inventory and maintenance of the hockey equipment as well as coordinating hockey travel plans.
David Key, 1995 graduate of the University Texas at El Paso, has been named assistant athletic trainer. The Austin, Texas, native had served as resident athletic trainer at Notre Dame since 1997. Key, who earned a masters degree in sports administration at the University of New Mexico in 1997, will work closely with the womens tennis, womens swimming and diving and womens rowing teams in addition to assisting with all of Notre Dames 26 sports.
Heather Mason, a 1995 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, has been named assistant strength and conditioning coach. The Portsmouth, Ohio, native had served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Cincinnati since 1996. Mason, who earned a masters degree in sports administration from Xavier University in 1998, will work closely with the volleyball, womens lacrosse, softball, mens and womens tennis and womens rowing teams, in addition to assisting with all of Notre Dames 26 sports.
Eric Wachter, a 1996 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, has been named sports information assistant. The Repaupo, N.J., native had served as publicity assistant in the sports information office since 1996. Wachter will work closely with the womens soccer, mens and womens tennis, mens and womens fencing and womens lacrosse teams as well as assisting with publicity for all of Notre Dames 26 sports.
Marah Wich, a 1997 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, has been named assistant ticket manager. The Upland, Calif. native, had served as business office intern since 1997. Wich will be the systems administrator for the Paciolan ticketing system and will supervise the daily operations of the ticket office and the customer service representatives.