BATON ROUGE -- LSU Director of Athletics Skip Bertman has announced the re-organization of the athletic department due to the departure of senior associate athletic director Dan Radakovich, who resigned last month to become athletic director at Georgia Tech.
Bertman said that associate athletic directors Verge Ausberry, Bo Bahnsen, Mark Ewing, Chris Howard, Judy Southard and Herb Vincent will take on additional responsibilities as a result of the re-organization. In addition, assistant athletic directors Miriam Segar, Eddie Nunez and Michael Bonnette and assistant to the AD Dan Canevari will assume additional roles within the department.
"We have a tremendous team of administrators at LSU and they do a great job of managing the affairs of the department," Bertman said. "These organizational changes will help us streamline our operation to better serve our coaches and student-athletes, as well as our fans and supporters."
Ausberry will assume the responsibility of football scheduling and new projects as well as overseeing the LSU men's basketball program. Ausberry will continue to serve as the administrator in charge of the equipment staff, the strength and conditioning staff, the training room and the video department.
Southard, LSU's Senior Woman Administrator, will continue to serve as direct supervisor for the Lady Tigers basketball team, softball squad and volleyball team, and will also continue supervision of all other Olympic Sports. In addition, she will also monitor and manage gender equity issues within the department.
Vincent will continue his role of handling external affairs and public relations as well as oversight of sports information for the department. Vincent will now oversee LSU's baseball team, the marketing and promotions department, and LSU Sports Properties, and will serve as primary liaision with the Tiger Athletic Foundation.
Bertman said that Ausberry, Southard and Vincent will be promoted to the position of senior associate athletic directors, pending approval of the LSU Board of Supervisors.
Ewing, who serves as the business manager for the department, will increase his role to include financial forecasting and management of facility maintenance operations. He will also assist Southard with oversight of the gymnastics program, as well as administer the Tiger Gift Center, travel for all sports, LSU's courtesy car program, Tiger Concessions, and human resources.
Bahnsen will continue his role as supervisor of the ticket office and assist with oversight of the track and field program, but will also add the responsibilities of managing the newly renovated Maravich Assembly Center as well as parking for athletic events, and game management for all sports but football.
Howard, LSU's compliance director, will take on the additional responsibilities of assisting with oversight of the Tiger swimming and diving program.
Nunez, who assists Ausberry with new projects and football game operations, will also assist with oversight of women's tennis, while Bonnette, the sports information director, will assist with the men's tennis team. Segar, who handles student services for the athletic department, will assist with the women's soccer team.
Canevari, who has assumed a development and special events role within the department, will work with the men's and women's golf teams as a result of the re-organization.