Converse Welcomes Randy Loggins as Deputy Director of Athletics
May 06, 2020
Converse College announces it has hired Randy Loggins as the Valkyries’ Deputy Director of Athletics. Loggins joins the Converse athletics staff after spending the last thirteen years at Tusculum University, where he held several positions, most recently as the Associate Athletic Director of Operations.
“By bringing Randy to Converse, we are adding depth to our administrative team,” said Converse Director of Athletics Jenn Bell. “Randy will join our efforts to pursue excellence in everything we do, as our institution transforms into the future. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will make an immediate impact on our department, our entire institution, and our community. He has an incredible work ethic, and I have no doubt that he will be a major contributor to the success of Converse athletics.”
“He has an incredible work ethic, and I have no doubt that he will be a major contributor to the success of Converse athletics.”
As the Deputy Director of Athletics, Loggins will serve as a member of Converse’s senior athletics administration, providing supervision and oversight for all aspects of assigned sport programs, overseeing athletic facilities and transportation, and coordinating game-day operations for home events. In addition, he will manage the student-athlete development program, as well as assist Converse College administration in the creation of the male mentoring program. Converse recently announced its decision to add a co-educational undergraduate residential component for fall 2020 and men’s athletic teams beginning in fall 2021.
“Working in athletics is exciting because we get to make an impact on so many student-athletes and coaches,” said Loggins. “I am thrilled to be able to work with Director of Athletics Jenn Bell and her staff to continue to make a difference in the Valkyries student-athletes’ college experience, not just on the field and court, but in life. I am excited to be able to work with coaches and administrators at Converse who will allow me to grow as an administrator. In return, I hope to do my part in helping them grow and reach new heights as well.”
“My family and I are excited for this next chapter in our lives and to be part of the Converse community.”
He continues, “Leaving Tusculum was not an easy decision for my family and me. I am extremely grateful for the past and present administration at Tusculum, the coaches, and the student-athletes with whom I shared such special experiences. They have taught me so much and have changed my life forever. My family and I are excited for this next chapter in our lives and to be part of the Converse community.”
Loggins, a 2006 Tusculum graduate, served as the business manager for the athletic department, overseeing the budgets for all twenty-four sponsored sports, general athletics, Media Relations, Cheerleading, Athletic Training, and Strength and Conditioning. He was the sport supervisor for eight varsity athletics teams, coordinated game day administration at all home events, coordinated all hiring paperwork for all new athletic employees and graduate assistants, and assisted with NCAA compliance, promotions and ticket sales.
Prior to becoming the Associate Director of Athletics for Operations, Loggins served Tusculum as the Assistant to the Athletic Director and then the Assistant Athletic Director. A former football student-athlete, Loggins was a student assistant football coach, where he assisted with the defensive backs before stepping into an administrative role in 2007.
Loggins has served on several campus committees, including advisor for the Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Pioneers Preparing for Life, Community Standards Board, Student Success Team, Student Retention Committee, Students of Concern Committee, Barriers to Student Success Committee, and Title IX Committee. He was also a member of the Greene County Partnership Sports Council, board member of the Greene County YMCA and Board of Trustees Co-Chair at Asbury Methodist Church. At the NCAA level, he currently serves on the Division II Women’s Golf Committee. During his tenure at Tusculum, he participated in several professional development programs, such as the NCAA Achieving Communication Success Workshop (2019), NCAA Pathway Program (2018-19), NCAA Dr. Charles Whitcomb Leadership Institute (2016-17), and the NCAA Division II Athletic Directors Association Mentoring program (2014-15). In addition, Loggins is a member of the largest association of collegiate athletics administrators, including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and of its affiliate members.
Converse is home to the only NCAA Division II athletic teams in Spartanburg. The men’s teams currently planned for the 2021-2022 academic year include basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. These men’s teams will be in addition to the 13 NCAA Division II and IHSA women’s teams currently a part of Converse’s athletic team roster.