Director of Athletics Chad Fowler and Vice President of Student Affairs & Athletics Tim McNeely announced two promotions within the Department of Athletics at Fairmont State University on Monday afternoon.
The Fairmont State University Department of Athletics and the Fairmont State Athletic Association are pleased to welcome six new members to the Fairmont State Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, October 19, as a part of Homecoming Weekend.
The Class of 2018 includes: Dewey McDonald (football), Robert Moore (men's basketball), Gary Moyer (football/wrestling), Kathryn Saurborn (women's swimming), Kaitlin Snyder (women's basketball), and Matej Tomas (men's swimming).
Fairmont State Acting Director of Athletics Chad Fowler has announced the hiring of Micah Hornak as the new head coach of the men’s tennis program. Hornak was a two-time first team All-Mountain East Conference standout for the Falcons from 2015-17.
“We are excited to welcome Micah as our new men’s tennis coach,” said Fowler. “Micah is well known in the tennis community and his passion for the game is exactly what we were looking for while making this hire.
Fairmont State University and the Department of Athletics will be holding a press conference on Thursday afternoon at 12 p.m. to celebrate the women’s swim team’s 2018 Mountain East Conference swimming championship, the first conference championship in program history.
Dr. Stephen B. Jones, Interim President of Fairmont State University and Dr. Mirta M. Martin, President-Select, have named Tim McNeely to the position of Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Operations. McNeely currently serves as Director of Athletics and will begin his new duties immediately.
On Sundays during the month of September, members of the Fairmont State University men’s and women’s swim teams have spent some quality time in the pool. But they’re not working on their technique or trying to shed time off their personal best.
They’re working as “buddies” for children involved in Corridor Chapter of the Autism Society of West Virginia, each paired with a participant to offer free swim lessons.
With the theme “There’s No Place Like Fairmont,” Fairmont State University will celebrate Homecoming 2016 from Thursday, Sept. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 1, with a variety of events for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Falcon community.
FAIRMONT – With the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics rapidly approaching, marking the first time rugby sevens will ever be played as an Olympic event, two of the major difference makers for the squad from the United States are former Division II athletes.
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