June 30th, 2017

Wiegandt becomes president of D2ADA

John Spugnardi

Bellarmine University S.I.D.

Wiegandt becomes president of D2ADA
photo provided by Bellarmine athletics

Bellarmine University Director of Athletics Scott Wiegandt assumed the presidency of the Division Two Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) at the recent National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention held June 8-15 in Orlando, Florida.

Wiegandt, who was recognized as an Under Armour National Athletic Director of the Year in 2013, served in a variety of D2ADA leadership positions leading up to his becoming president.  Last year, Wiegandt was first vice president, and in that role, he served on the team that developed the 2017 convention programming.

Currently in his 11th year as director of athletics at Bellarmine, Wiegandt's tenure has been defined by raising the Knights' athletic program to national prominence both administratively and competitively.  On his watch, Bellarmine has been the host institution for 18 NCAA DII national championships as well as the 2013 men's basketball Elite 8. Competitively, the Knights won the school's first national championship (2011, men's basketball) and consistently rank in the top five of  the Great Lakes Valley Conference's All-Sports Award.

A 1989 graduate of Bellarmine, Wiegandt earned All-America honors that year as a left-handed pitcher for the Knights baseball team. Following graduation, he pursued a career in professional baseball for 10 years, primarily with the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He then returned to his native Louisville and taught and coached at Holy Cross High School before becoming head baseball coach at Bellarmine. Wiegandt served four years in that role and transitioned to director of athletics in 2006.

The D2ADA presidency has a term of one year. The organization's mission is to empower its membership in their roles as directors of athletics, and its four primary objectives are to provide Division II athletic directors a collective voice, a forum to discuss relevant issues,  a recognized relationship with other NCAA leadership groups, and helpful information such as surveys, newsletters and meetings.


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