CANTON, Mo. -- Greg McVey, associate director of athletics at Quincy University (Ill.), has been named the new athletics director at Culver-Stockton College, Culver-Stockton President Richard Valentine announced today (Saturday, April 17).
McVey replaces Joel Dant, who announced last week his decision to step down as athletics director after just one year on the job.
"Greg brings an extensive background in athletic administration and facility and event management, and comes from a prominent and respected athletics program," said Valentine. His enthusiasm and knowledge should serve us well as we work to continue to build our athletics program.
"He has worked on various committees and task forces during his tenure at Quincy. That connection will be very valuable to Culver-Stockton College."
"I want to thank President Valentine for intrusting me with leading the Culver-Stockton Athletic Department," said McVey. "It will be a great honor to work with a tremendous group of student-athletes and coaches to create a "culture of success.'"
McVey was named associate athletic director at Quincy in 2007 after serving as the Hawks head baseball coach for the previous six seasons. As associate athletic director, McVey's responsibilities included compliance, game administration, budget oversight, staffing and athletic department development and fund raising.
McVey interviewed for the position last year and was approached by college leadership once Joel Dant resigned in early April.
"Culver-Stockton is a tremendous academic institution and I knew its athletic programs could be just as successful with strong leadership at the top," said McVey. "When I interviewed last year, I felt like my successful experience here at Quincy University could help move the Wildcat athletics forward in the community, the conference and the national stage."
The new athletics director also knows there are challenges that come with the new job.
"The greatest challenge facing the athletic department is changing the internal and external perception of Wildcat athletics. It is my goal to create a 'culture of success' for our student-athletes, coaches and campus community.
"A 'culture of success' is defined by winning in the classroom, winning on the field and giving back to the community. We want our students, alumni, faculty and staff to be proud to wear their Culver-Stockton apparel because it stands for academic and athletic success."
During his six seasons at the helm of the Hawks baseball program, he compiled a record of 189-142 and guided the Hawks to the NCAA Division II North Central Region Tournament in 2006.
Prior to coming to Quincy, McVey served as the head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College from 2000-01 and at Miami University-Middletown from 1994-96. He also spent time serving as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Furman University and as an assistant coach at Miami University in Ohio.
McVey, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., earned his bachelorís degree from Saint Josephís College (Ind.) in 1992 and his masterís degree in Sports Management from Miami University (Ohio) in 1993.
McVey, his wife Amy, and four sons reside in Quincy, Ill.