June 27, 2003

Sandy Barbour has been named deputy director of athletics and Missy Conboy, Bernard Muir and Jim Phillips all have been promoted to senior associate athletic directors, as part of a reorganization of the University of Notre Dame department of athletics.

The reassignment of responsibilities primarily is based on the June 30 retirement of Dr. Tom Kelly, a member of the department of athletics since 1965 when he joined the Irish as assistant baseball coach. He took on the position of assistant director of non-varsity athletics a few years later, served as head baseball coach from 1975 through ’80, took over as director of the non-varsity program in ’79, was named assistant athletic director in ’83 and associate athletic director in ’95.

Barbour joined athletic director Kevin White’s staff in the summer of 2000 and was named senior associate athletic director a year later. In addition to overseeing the compliance area and serving as White’s top internal assistant in the administrative area, she now takes on facilities management, oversight of the facilities master plan, football game management, plus both Notre Dame golf courses.

Barbour now oversees both men’s and women’s swimming, in addition to her previous roles with women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s cross country and track and field, and men’s golf. She also assists White in overseeing women’s basketball.

Conboy has been a Notre Dame associate athletic director for 11 years, following five years as assistant athletic director. She currently oversees business operations, legal affairs and human resources for athletics – and now takes on game management for all sports other than football.

Conboy now works with softball and women’s soccer in addition to her previous involvement with volleyball, women’s tennis and hockey.

Muir also joined the Notre Dame athletic administration in 2000 as associate director for student-athlete welfare and development. He now also takes on responsibility for campus recreation, strength and conditioning, and athletic training. Muir assists White with football administration, as well as working with the men’s tennis and men’s and women’s fencing programs.

Phillips has been associate athletic director for community relations since 2000. His responsibilities include community relations, athletic development and the ticket office – and he oversees the rowing, men’s soccer and women’s golf programs while also working with White on men’s basketball.

Associate athletic director John Heisler inherits department responsibility for technology — and he’ll also assist White with football scheduling. He continues to oversee media relations, broadcast properties and contest scheduling.

Associate athletic director Bill Scholl, also executive director of the Notre Dame National Monogram Club, joins Heisler in coordinating Notre Dame Sports Properties with its general manager Scott Correira. Nearly all of Notre Dame’s athletic marketing rights — including the basketball radio network, coaches’ television shows, and a variety of other sales functions — are now grouped under the NDSP umbrella.