FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Fairmont State University will introduce Greg Bamberger as the new Director of Athletics Tuesday afternoon. Bamberger has spent the last 15 years as the Director of Athletics at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.
The Kutztown University website says Bamberger has led the athletics programs during the most period of the school. Kutztown won its first Dixon Trophy in 2005-06, and has finished in the top-five six times. The trophy is presented annually to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s most successful institution based on league playoffs and/or regular season finish.
Additionally, a NCAA 2011 report says Kutztown University student-athletes topped the national student-athlete graduation rate by 17 percent, and also graduate at a higher rate than the average for students in general. Also, the Golden Bears have produced at least 110 PSAC Scholar-Athletes in each of the past six years.
“I would like to thank President Martin for this tremendous professional opportunity,” said Bamberger in a statement released by Fairmont State. “The Fairmont State Fighting Falcons have always been a strong player in the former WVIAC and now the Mountain East Conference. I am excited to help lead this department and this University as we build on the foundation that has already been created. During my tenure as an AD in the Atlantic Region, I have had the opportunity to observe Fairmont athletics teams in action many times and they have always represented themselves admirably.”
Prior to his post at Kutztown University, Bamberger held the same position at Glenville State College from 2002-05.