From The Desk of Scott Garrett: August 2022 Replace Athletics

August 30, 2022

Howdy Viking Followers!

The 2022-23 educational yr has begun! Over the previous couple of days we now have moved students into the residence halls, welcomed new college students to CSU with the standard MagnusFest Pep Rally, and oriented our student-athletes with a Welcome Back program and reception. The power our college students carry to those early kickoff occasions is contagious and actually brings life to our wonderful campus.   

Cleveland State College college students, together with our 365+ Viking student-athletes, began the autumn semester as we speak on their approach to what guarantees to be a really profitable yr within the classroom and in competitors. 

Check out some division updates from this summer season and issues to sit up for within the semester forward!

Summer time is often the peak of the hiring cycle in greater schooling, together with intercollegiate athletics  This yr was no exception and we’re excited to welcome the next new workers to CSU that joined us in June, July or August:  

Males’s Basketball – Steve Payne/Particular Assistant to the Head Coach, Daniel Karliak/Assistant Director of Operations, Nate Michael/Participant Growth and Video Coordinator 

Wrestling – Devin Schroder/Assistant Coach, Domenic Abounader/Assistant Coach

Sports activities Efficiency – Curt Johnsen/Director of Basketball Sports activities Efficiency, Ava Fagin/Asst. Director of Sports activities Efficiency (promoted from intern) 

Swimming & Diving – Chalmers McGillivray/Assistant Coach (Diving), Noah Moran/Assistant Coach (Swimming) 

Ladies’s Basketball – Hanna Zerr/Particular Assistant to the Head Coach

Our fall sports activities, together with ladies’s soccer, males’s soccer, volleyball and cross nation have been on campus since early August and are getting their competitors seasons underway.  

Ladies’s soccer sports activities a 1-1-2 report with a shutout win towards Saint Joseph’s and attracts towards Kent State and St. Bonaventure. The staff will return to Krenzler Discipline on Sunday, September 4 in a 2:00 p.m. matchup with Niagara. The staff was picked to complete fourth within the Horizon League pre-season ballot.  

Males’s soccer has began with a 1-0 report after selecting up a 4-0 shutout towards Canisius within the season opener. The staff was picked second within the Horizon League pre-season ballot as they appear to return to the HL Championship recreation after final yr’s runner-up end. They are going to be in motion at dwelling towards Marshall on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 pm.  To buy tickets, click on right here.  

Volleyball opened their 2022 marketing campaign with a three-match event in Buffalo, and can return to Woodling Gymnasium for his or her dwelling opener on Friday, September 9 with a matchup towards Morgan State at 6:00 p.m. To buy tickets, click on right here

Cross Nation will get began on Thursday, September 1 with an invitational run at Wooster.

Plainly getting a basketball schedule finalized stretches later and later annually, so we have been blissful to share closing males’s and girls’s basketball schedules (together with exhibitions, non-conference and Horizon League dates and opponents) a few weeks in the past.  

Basketball on the Wolstein Middle is simply across the nook and we’re eagerly planning our basketball showcase scrimmage for late October. Extra data to return quickly! 

Season tickets for males’s basketball can be found and begin at simply $60 every. Data relating to particular person recreation promotions and ticket availability might be shared over the subsequent couple of weeks. 

We hope to see you for dwelling openers on Monday, November 7 when the lads open versus Notre Dame School and on Saturday, November 12 when the ladies tackle Hofstra!  

2022-23 Viking Fund memberships are actually accessible! We’re happy with the continued development of the Viking Fund, which helps all 19 of our sport packages (now together with aggressive e-sports!) and 365+ student-athletes.  

Together with your assist of the Viking Fund, donations to our particular person sport packages, and to our ongoing campaigns together with the Busbey Natatorium Enhancements, Wrestling Weight Class Champions and Woodling Gymnasium Enhancements, CSU Athletics was in a position to increase a report $1 million+ in funding in the course of the previous educational yr. 

Continued development of those packages transferring ahead fuels our sustainability as a aggressive Division I athletics program, whereas permitting us to seek out strategic methods to reinforce the day-to-day expertise of our student-athletes.  

For extra data go to, or contact Brandon Longmeier/Assistant AD for the Viking Fund at [email protected].

In case you missed it, CSU just lately introduced a transfer of the Sport Administration program into the Monte Ahuja School of Enterprise and a concentrate on undergraduate enrollment development in this system as outlined within the CSU 2.0 strategic plan. Sport administration might be led by the extremely regarded Jim Kahler, who we sit up for partnering with to assist profit the expansion of this system and CSU Athletics by the use of serving as an on-campus lab expertise for present and future sport administration college students. Welcome Jim and our new sport administration college students! 

We proceed to make nice strides at implementing most of the methods included within the CSU Athletics Strategic Plan. 

We just lately introduced an extension of our Nike and BSN Sports activities attire partnership and a brand new partnership with Teamworks. 

On the Identify, Picture and Likeness (NIL) entrance we’re working with trade chief OpenDorse, through a Horizon League-wide partnership, to quickly launch a CSU NIL market and improve our schooling and NIL alternatives for CSU student-athletes. 

We sit up for sharing our continued progress on strategic plan initiatives all through the 2022-23 yr.

Thanks as at all times in your continued assist of CSU Athletics and our 365+ student-athletes. Please be happy to ship your suggestions and inquiries to [email protected]

Go Vikes!

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