CUW Dean of Students Steve Crook accepts full-time athletics position

CUW Dean of Students Steve Crook accepts full-time athletics position

MEQUON, Wis. -- Steve Crook has resigned his position as the Dean of Students at Concordia University Wisconsin to move into a full-time role as Assistant Athletic Director for Student Services and Head Softball Coach.

"We are pleased to make the announcement at this time," CUW Director of Athletics Dr. Rob Barnhill said. "Steve's addition will strengthen the recruitment and coaching efforts in our softball program."

Additionally this move will address some administrative needs that we have in student services and provide for greater involvement and inclusion in the governance of intercollegiate athletics here at CUW," said Barnhill.

The 2012 season will mark Crook's 13th year as head coach for the softball program. The 2011 Falcons finished with a best-ever 32-10 record, including a 21-3 Northern Athletics Conference record.

"I am excited and appreciative of this opportunity," Crook said. "I look forward to giving the softball program added attention while continuing to serve the student-athletes of this university in a variety of ways."

rook also won Lake Michigan Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2002 and 2004, and led the Falcons to their first NCAA playoff appearance in 2006. In addition to coaching softball since 1999, he has served in Student Life for that same time period. Most recently, CUW reached the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and defeated St. Norbert College, 6-3, before its season ended to Alma College. The Falcons compiled a 25-23 record that season.

He received his Bachelor's Degree in sociology from UW-Stevens Point in 1990 and his Master's Degree in education from Concordia University Wisconsin in 1997.

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