June 30, 2005
Jon Hind has been promoted to the position of Associate Athletic Director for Operations at Butler University, effective July 1, 2005. The promotion, which will involve new responsibilities in marketing and promotions, was announced by Butler Director of Athletics John Parry.
Hind has been an athletic administrator at Butler for the past six years, after having served as the school's first lacrosse coach, 1991-99. He will assume management responsibilities in marketing and promotions, while continuing to oversee Butler's event management, athletic facilities and athletic budget. His operations team will include Mike Marshall, Assistant A. D. for Facilities and Events; Kara Kovert, Manager of Sports Marketing and Promotions; and Matt Harris, Ticket Manager.
Now in his 14th year at Butler, Hind joined the Butler athletic staff as men's lacrosse coach in 1991. He spent his first two years building Butler's first lacrosse team, which debuted in 1993. In 1997, the Bulldogs were ranked in the "Top 20" in the NCAA Division I, and a year later, Hind was named "National Coach of the Year" by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association after leading Butler to the NCAA Tournament. He left coaching in the fall of 1999 to become an athletic administrator at Butler.
A 1980 graduate of Hamilton College, Hind formerly coached football and lacrosse at College of Wooster, 1986-91. He earned a master's degree from Kent State University in 1991.