After a month of searching the Texas A&M-Kingsville Vice President for Institutional Advancement Scott Gines announced that current East Central University Athletic Director Brian DeAngelis has accepted the same position in the Javelina athletic department on Monday.
DeAngelis comes over from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, a NCAA Division II program with 13 sports. In his five year tenure, DeAngelis has left many marks at East Central, he has overseen the addition of two female sports – volleyball and golf – and has completely overhauled the internal and external operations of the department in order for it to run more effectively and efficiently. He authored the department’s first student-athlete handbook, established a fifth-year scholarship program, instituted an academic success plan, improved communication between coaches and faculty, and helped establish university policies regarding student-athletes and procedures for formally evaluating coaches. In 2007, he initiated the Tiger Club that has become a major fund-raising mechanism for the athletic department.
DeAngelis currently serves on the NCAA Division II Committee for Legislative Relief and is the former Chair of the Council of Athletic Administrators for the Lone Star Conference. His efforts led to the formation of a new Division II conference, The Great American Conference, in which ECU began play in the fall of 2011.
DeAngelis worked for four years at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before working for East Central, at A&M CC DeAngelis worked in a variety of roles including Associate Athletic Director, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Interim Athletic Director. He was the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Cross Country Coach at Delta State University for four years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Florida Southern College and his M.B.A. with a concentration in Management from Delta State.
DeAngelis will officially takeover his duties with Texas A&M-Kingsville on August 6.