Former student-athlete, coach and experienced athletic administrator, Steve Brockelbank, has been selected to lead Muskingum University’s Athletic Department as Vice President and Athletic Director, the University announced Jan. 23, 2018. He will assume the post April 1.
Brockelbank will transition into his role at Muskingum from Miami University, a Division I Football Subdivision institution, where he leads communications, broadcasting human resources, facilities management and game operations among other key operational divisions as Associate Athletic Director for Communications and Administration. His professional experience includes administrative roles at the collegiate and high school levels in addition to coaching.
“We are thrilled to have Steve join our senior leadership team. His diverse experiences in secondary and higher ed have shaped his thoughtful and unique perspective on recruiting and developing student-athletes for a lifetime of leadership and service,” said Muskingum University President Susan S. Hasseler. “His emphasis on excellence, both on and off the field, firmly aligns with the vision we have for our athletic programs.”
Prior to his role at Miami University, Brockelbank served as Assistant Head Football Coach at Grand Valley State University, winning two national championships and achieving an overall record of 38-3, and Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Ludington Area Schools in Ludington, Michigan, where he led 24 sports and more than 500 student-athletes.
“Muskingum’s expanded emphasis on athletic excellence, which places a high value on the student-athlete experience, academic achievement and positioning teams for success, was extremely attractive to me,” Brockelbank said. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve, and look forward to working closely with our excellent student-athletes, coaches, faculty and staff to move Muskingum’s athletic programs forward together.”
A native of Jenison, Michigan, Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Education from Spring Arbor College and a Master of Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University. He and his wife Heidi have three daughters: Hayley, 22; Madisyn, 20; and Morgan, 15.