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Published: Wednesday, 10/12/2011

Owens names Yovich athletic director

BLADE STAFF

Owens Community College has named Rudy Yovich as its new director of athletics.

Yovich succeeds Michael Rickard, who died in December. Yovich will oversee the eight Express intercollegiate athletic programs.

"I am honored to join Owens Community College and look forward to building upon the outstanding reputation and success of our student-athletes and athletic programs," Yovich said.

Yovich served as the assistant athletic director/media services for Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne since 2003. Additionally, he was the play-by-play announcer for IPFW men's basketball and baseball. He was the sports information director at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. from 2002-03.

Yovich received a bachelor's degree in communications studies from Edinboro (Pa.) University and a master's degree in business administration-sport management from Columbia Southern University.

"Owens Community College is proud to welcome Rudy Yovich as the new director of athletics," said Chris Giordano, Owens dean of student life.

"Rudy brings to the college's office of athletics extensive knowledge and experience in intercollegiate athletics from a leadership perspective that will be invaluable as Owens looks to advance its long standing tradition of academic and athletic excellence in the classroom and on the playing field," Giordano said.



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