STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Brad Duckworth has been named the new director of athletics at UW-Stevens Point. He will begin July 11.
Duckworth has served as athletics director and head women’s basketball coach at Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wis., since 2007 and as golf coach the last three years. Prior to 2007, he was the head women’s basketball and softball coach at State University of New York - New Paltz.
Duckworth brings with him a strong sense of purpose and Pointer pride, said Chancellor Bernie L. Patterson in announcing the new athletics director today. “He shares our commitment to combining academic excellence with athletic excellence.”
“My family and I are honored to become part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point family,” Duckworth said.
Duckworth, 40, succeeds Daron Montgomery, who took a Division II position in New Hampshire in January. Former Athletics Director Frank O’Brien has served as the interim director since Montgomery’s departure.
Duckworth’s top priority is to provide an environment that fosters student-athlete success. “I’m excited about the opportunity to lead side-by-side with the coaches and staff at one of the best NCAA Division III athletic programs in the country,” he said. “I’ll work hard to assist our coaches in continuing to develop championship student-athletes in both life and sport.”
A native of Necedah, Wis., Duckworth received his bachelor’s degree in sport management and a master’s degree in sport administration from UW-La Crosse. Additionally, Duckworth has received a master’s degree in business administration from Alverno.
Duckworth currently chairs the NCAA National Women’s Basketball Rules Committee and is the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Central Region chair. He works with the WBCA Playing Rules Committee, several Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) committees, and various Alverno College committees. He also has experience in crisis response and enrollment planning.
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