Crosby named KSU deputy athletic director

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Devin Crosby named deputy athletic director at Kent State

Devin Crosby was announced on Saturday by Kent State athletic director Joel Nielsen as the university's new deputy athletic director.

Crosby had worked at Towson since July of 2011. At Kent State, he will be involved with the athletic department's day-to-day operations, while also serving as a sports supervisor for football, along with men's and women's basketball.

"We're excited about adding someone with Devin's experience and background to our senior management team," Nielsen said. "I know he'll bring a wealth of knowledge from his past positions at the Division I level, plus he's currently serving in a very similar position at Towson University.

"With other recent additions to our staff, adding Devin completes our senior management team and puts us in a position to build upon the level of success we have come to expect at Kent State."

As the first person to serve in the role of deputy athletics director at Towson, Crosby assisted with strategic planning and the overall management of the department while leading efforts to build strong relationships with alumni and donors. He also directly supervised the Tigers' football and baseball programs.

"I am grateful to serve Kent State University, learn from Joel Nielsen and help sustain KSU's MAC and national success," said Crosby. "Our competitive gains will increase the University's dynamic impact throughout Northeast Ohio, the state and the region."

Crosby has more than 14 years of administrative experience at six different Division I programs including Northeastern, Virginia, Saint Louis, Houston and Holy Cross.

A native of Monaca, Pa., which is near Pittsburgh, Crosby earned his B.A. degree in communication studies from Slippery Rock University in 1997. He was an all-conference selection in track and field for the Rock. Crosby earned a master's of education in physical education and sport management from East Stroudsburg University.

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