Page 27 - 2012 Spring Lycoming Mag

The women’s basketball team visited Hoover Dam while in Las Vegas, Nev., for a
tournament in December.
The men’s and women’s swimming teams soaked up the sun in Puerto Rico
during their annual winter training trip in December.
Warriors hit the road
Several Warrior teams spent plenty of time traveling around
the United States this season to compete and practice, going
from coast to coast with some island-hopping as well. Here is a
look at the teams’ travels.
New athletics department leadership
Mike Clark ’93 is Lycoming’s new director of athletics and
will continue as the Warriors’ head football coach while Joe
Guistina, sports information director since May 2010, will also
serve as assistant director of athletics. The announcement was
made by Dr. Sue Gaylor, vice presi-
dent for administration and planning.
Mike has the talent, experience
and confidence to do a great job
for the department and our student-
athletes,” said Lycoming President Dr.
James Douthat. “As our head football
coach, he has also demonstrated that
he knows how to build and sustain
highly competitive athletic programs.
Joe’s fine work as our sports infor-
mation director quickly gained the
respect of everyone in the athletic department and underscored
his broad approach to athletic management. I am confident he,
too, will excel in an expanded role.”
The softball team played in Myrtle Beach, S.C., during spring break and
showed off their new uniforms by the boardwalk.
The volleyball team played in a tournament at California Lutheran University
in October. While there, they toured the studio of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.,
which is co-owned by Tom Woodruff ’80.
Clark replaces Chris Monfiletto, the football team’s offensive
coordinator, who also served as director of athletics since July
before being named head football coach at Kenyon College
in Ohio.
Clark, who holds a master’s degree from Rowan Univer-
sity, has been the head football coach at Lycoming since 2008,
compiling a 25-16 (.610) record and mentoring 33 all-conference
selections, four All-Americans and one Academic All-American.
I am extremely excited about the opportunity to become the
director of athletics at my alma mater,” said Clark, who earned
a bachelor’s degree in business administration. “I’d like to thank
Dr. Douthat and Dr. Gaylor for the opportunity. I look forward
to working with Joe Guistina, Christen Ditzler [senior woman
administrator] and the other coaches. I am also excited about
working with our student-athletes in helping them become suc-
cessful both in the classroom and the field of competition.”
Guistina, a 2004 graduate of Susquehanna University, has
eight years of experience in athletic communications, including
six years at Division I institutions. He earned a master’s degree
in informatics from the University at Buffalo in 2006.
Mike Clark ’93