Selig Announces ODU Senior Leadership Restructure

Selig Announces ODU Senior Leadership Restructure

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig announced a restructuring of his senior leadership staff on Wednesday.

“I am pleased to make and announce these staff upgrades and revised administrative responsibilities for this most deserving group of athletic administrators who continue to serve our student-athletes, coaches, and department so well,” Selig said. “They are great representatives of Old Dominion University, and these position announcements more accurately reflect their roles and level of leadership for ODU athletics.”

 

The senior leadership staff will feature the following individuals:

Ken Brown – Chief of Staff

Bruce Stewart – Deputy Athletic Director and Chief Operating Officer

Carolyn Crutchfield – Executive Senior Associate AD, Sport Administration and External Affairs / Senior Woman Administrator (SWA)

Dr. Ron Moses – Executive Senior Associate AD, Internal Operations and Student-Athlete Welfare

Jena Virga – Executive Senior Associate AD, Development

Dr. Jason Chandler – Senior Associate AD, External Operations & Revenue Generation

Rick French – Senior Associate AD, Facilities and Operations

Annamarie Ginder – Assistant Director of Compliance, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Director of NIL (Name, Image, Likeness)

Brown, who joined Old Dominion in 2011, will step into the newly-created role of Chief of Staff and will assist the athletic director with special projects and personnel.  Brown oversees sports medicine and the tennis center and is the day-to-day contact for all sports administration. He will continue to oversee all business functions of the department. 

Stewart moves into the role of Deputy Athletic Director and Chief Operating Officer. He will continue to be the sport administrator for football and men’s and women’s tennis, but also add men’s basketball to his sport oversight.

Crutchfield continues in her role as the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and moves into the role of Executive Senior Associate AD for Sport Administration and External Affairs. She will continue to be the sport supervisor for women’s basketball and volleyball, while adding field hockey, lacrosse and men’s and women’s golf.

Moses fills the void of Randale Richmond, who was recently named the Director of Athletics at Kent State. Moses will take over as the Executive Senior Associate AD, Internal Operations and Student-Athlete Welfare and be the sport supervisor for baseball and will continue to oversee the academic services and will now oversee the compliance departments.

Virga moves into the role of Executive Senior Associate AD, Development and will continue as the head of the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation. She joined ODU in 2010 and took over in her current capacity in 2014.

Chandler joined ODU in 2012 and slides into the position of Senior Associate AD, External Operations & Revenue Generation. He serves as the sport supervisor for the co-ed and women’s sailing programs and will add sport oversight of the men’s and women’s swimming teams.

French will continue to lead ODU’s facilities operation in his new role of Senior Associate AD, Facilities and Operations. He is the sport administrator for ODU’s rowing team and will add men’s and women’s soccer teams.

Ginder will handle all NIL related activities for the athletics department. She is also responsible for all aspects of student-athlete eligibility, including continuing and initial eligibility, and is the primary athletics contact for the NCAA Eligibility Center and the University Registrar and Admissions offices. 

In addition to her role in the compliance office, she also acts as the main athletics liaison for Title IX by coordinating gender equity initiatives to ensure compliance with Title IX as it relates to intercollegiate athletics as well as coordinating training and prevention measures on Title IX issues for the Athletics Department staff and student-athletes. 

 

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