BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced the promotion of two staff members this week. Dawn Regan'15, '17 MBA, has been promoted to athletic operations manager and along with his head coaching duties, Blaine Brown has been promoted to assistant athletic director for outdoor facilities and student success.
"Dawn is the heart and soul of our department," Hicks said. "She has been an integral part of our daily operations since I arrived in 2011, and this promotion and new title is a more accurate reflection of her contributions to our student-athletes. In addition, I am excited about the positive impact she will have on our student-athletes and athletic operations as a result of her new responsibilities."
Regan is entering her 11th year in the King athletics department, previously serving as the administrative support coordinator for athletics and compliance. In addition to her current responsibilities in support of King student-athletes, Regan will assume a greater role in the business operations of the athletic department, as well as oversight of game day and event management for all athletic events and oversight of the department's student employment program.
"I am thankful for this opportunity to work with such an amazing group of coaches and staff on a daily basis," Regan said. "I am excited for the students to come back and for us all to be together again. This is an exciting time of year!"
Brown, who is entering his 10th year at King, and his eighth season as head baseball coach, has been elevated to assistant athletic director for outdoor facilities and student success. His responsibilities will include serving as the department's primary liaison with facilities management for all outdoor facilities, including turf management and special projects.
"Blaine has proven to be one of our most effective staff members in terms of recruiting, retention, and student-athlete success," said Hicks. "I'm excited to witness the impact his leadership and mentoring in these areas will have for many of our younger coaches. As for our outdoor facilities, he has great working relationships with our Facilities Services staff and is committed to a collaborative effort to keep our fields looking their best."
He will serve as the department's primary contact with King's facilities services department and work collaboratively on the upkeep up of the outdoor facilities. In addition, Brown will work closely with members of the coaching staff on strategies for recruiting and retaining student-athletes, as well as providing the framework for academic success.
"I am excited to be a part of the administration side of King University Athletics," Brown said. "I appreciate the confidence Coach Hicks has in me to help King University continue to produce championship teams and quality student-athletes. Being a liaison for athletic fields will help streamline communication and work with our hard-working facilities department to help enhance our fields to look and play at a championship level."
"The recruiting and retention side of the position is something that really excites me," continued Brown. "I am passionate about recruiting quality student-athletes and King University and this position allows me to be involved in both for our athletic department. We have outstanding hard-working coaches and this position will allow me to be a resource for them to continue to recruit top student-athletes to grow our athletic department to one of the best in NCAA Division II. I will be going into my 10th year at King and I am as passionate of what a King University's academic and athletic experience can offer a student-athlete as I was in year one."