December 17, 2002

Spielmann To Resign As NMU Athletic Director

July 1, 1999

 

 

 

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MARQUETTE, Mich.  -- Dan Spielmann announced that he will resign as NorthernMichigan Universityâ€Ã‚™s athletic director in early January to take the positionof director of government and community relations at the University ofWisconsin at Green Bay.

Spielmann came to Northernin July 2000 from UW-Green Bay where he had been employed since 1976.  There he worked for 12 years in the athleticdepartment, including nine as AD, and five years as the chancellorâ€Ã‚™s chief ofstaff, a role which involved fundraising, providing legal counsel, and servingadvocacy roles with the legislature and other government agencies.

â€Ã‚œNorthern is anexcellent academic institution with a strong athletic tradition that Iâ€Ã‚™ve triedto continue,â€Ã‚ said Spielmann. â€Ã‚œFor the most part, I have enjoyed my time atNorthern.  My wife, Liz, and I have madenew friends that we will miss, but this is an opportunity to be closer to ourfamilies and our children. We wish the best to Northern Michigan and the peopleof Marquette.â€Ã‚

Highlights ofSpielmannâ€Ã‚™s tenure include the cross country teamâ€Ã‚™s Top 10 finishes for the pastthree years, including this yearâ€Ã‚™s fourth place â€Ã‚“ the schoolâ€Ã‚™s highest showingever at the national meet; the tennis teamâ€Ã‚™s first two NCAA tournament bids inschool history in 2001 and 2002; continued success in advancing to the NCAAchampionships for womenâ€Ã‚™s basketball, skiing, and swimming and diving; and the hiringof hockey coach Walt Kyle and football coach Doug Sams.

â€Ã‚“ Prepared by CindyPaavola

 



Prepared By
Cindy Paavola
Director of Communications & Market
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