Mount Vernon Nazarene College has announced that Dave Parsons has been promoted to the position of Sports Information Director at MVNC. This position became available when Steve Gregory, the previous SID, was hired as the women's basketball coach at MVNC.
"I am excited that the college has selected me to fill this important position," Parsons said. "We have a very successful athletic program here at MVNC, and it is important that the student-athletes and teams get the promotion that they deserve. I want to follow in the footsteps of the previous SIDs who have done a great job of getting the word out about Cougar sports."
Parsons, a 1994 MVNC graduate, has spent five years working in the school's sports information office. He started as a student assistant during the 1993-94 school year and has served as the Assistant SID for the past four years. Among his duties, he has been the person responsible for covering all three of the school's women's sports (volleyball, basketball, and fastpitch softball).
In addition to working with the successful Lady Cougars' athletic programs, Parsons has developed and maintained MVNC's comprehensive athletic website (www.mvnu.edu/sports/). He has also served as the tournament director for various events including the 1997 National Christian College Athletic Association national volleyball tournament which MVNC hosted.
"Dave is certainly no stranger to our sports information staff," said MVNC Athletic Director Scott Flemming. "He has done a great job covering primarily our women's programs and developing our athletic department website over the past few years. I am excited now for his opportunity to head up the sports information office. He has a great work ethic and is very gifted in the areas needed for such a job. He also understands the mission of our school and how athletics integrates with our Christian purpose."
MVNC is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the NCCAA. The school also competes in the American Mideast Conference (formerly known as the Mid-Ohio Conference). The college fields teams in men's soccer, women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball, and men's golf.
"I am looking forward to the coming year to see what it holds for MVNC's teams," said Parsons. "Our teams are coming off one of the most successful years in the history of the college and the future looks bright for all of our sports."
Parsons resides in Mount Vernon with his wife, Carla, who also works for the college as the Secretary for the Language, Literature, and Communication Department.