Four in running for Athletic Director

By Nick Pitts
April 10, 2008

Barbara Bolich is currently in her second year at Regis, holding an Assistant athletic director position. She started her administrative career at Bryn Mawr College (Pa.) as an associate director of athletics, starting in 1996.

In 2000, she worked her way in the rankings at Dominican University in Illinois, starting as the Associate director of athletics and recreation in 2000 and eventually earning the director title. She spent a total of 6 years at Dominican, where she also served as the SAAC Liaison, Physical Education Department Chair, Senior Women’s Administrator, and NCAA Compliance Officer.

Bolich’s first position in college was a job as a head swimming coach for Bryn Mawr College in 1988. Three years later, she moved to an NCAA Division 1 coaching position at Penn State University. There, she was again a swimming coach, as well as a stroke technician. She kept both positions until being promoted at Bryn Mawr.

Prior to her career in both coaching and athletic administration, Bolich began as a director of aquatics and fitness at the Germantown YMCA in 1985.

Throughout her different positions, Bolich also served on several administrative committees in the past 14 years. These committees include the NACWAA Board of Directors, the Northern Illinois-Iowa Converence Administrative Delegates, the Lake Michigan Conference Executive Committee and the NCAA Dicision III men’s soccer committee.

Bill Stiles is currently the director of athletics at Chestnut Hill College. He acquired this position in July 2004. Prior to this position, he served as the assistant director of athletics at Ursinus College from 1999-2004.

Styles actually graduated from Ursinus in 1996. There, he earned a bachelor’s degree in communication, and he was an All-Centenial Conference baseball player in addition. He continued his education at Temple University, where he as awarded a graduate assistantship in the athletic department, and eventually earned a master’s degree in athletic administration.

Immediately after earning his master’s, Stiles spent two years at Chowan College in North Carolina as an assistant director of athletics, before moving on to Ursinus in 1996.

While at Ursinus, Stiles also coached the baseball team for five seasons, as well as one season at Alvernia College.

His chair experience includes the ECAC women’s gymnastics committee, and the ECAC football committee.

Bruce Byrde is currently the director of recruitment and enrollment here at Cabrini College. Under this title, Byrde is responsible for promoting and program of study that is offered by the Center for Graduate and Professional Studies.

These programs include Graduate programs, Adult Undergraduate Degree Completion programs and Continuing Education opportunities.

He also deals with newly accepted students, transfer students and applicants, since he is the contact for all prospective students.

Prior to his role at Cabrini, Bryde spend 14 years at Widener University, where he served as the athletic director as well as the head baseball coach.

He obtained his master’s degree in education from Widener, after receiving his bachelor’s degree in speech-communication at the University of Delaware.

After his experience at Widener, Bryde picked up and moved to California, where he served as the athletic director at California Lutheran University.

His wife, Beverly Bryde, is currently an education professor at Cabrini.

Colin Sullivan has been the senior associate athletics director of Marist College since 2005. In this position, he is in charge of all intramural and recreation duties as well as faculty operations and the strength and conditioning of athletes.

He also oversees all of the business operations.

Prior to this promotion, Sullivan served as the associate athletic director for external affairs. In this position, he was in charge of overseeing the marketing and promotions efforts of the sports program.

Sullivan is also part of several committees including the Integrated Marketing, Campus Web Committees and the Labor Management Group. Off of campus, he is a member of the NCAA Pool of Peer Reviewers.

For Marist’s MAAC championships of men’s lacrosse and baseball, Sullivan is the tournament director, and also a member of the MAAC Tennis Championship Committee.

Sullivan graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. in 1991. There, he was an all-conference in both track and cross country. He received his M.B.A. at Iona College in 1994. He was also an assistant track and cross country coach there.

Nick Pitts

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