USD Softball 2004


19 Ky Snyder - Executive Director of Athletics Ky Snyder was named Executive Director of Ath letics/Assistan t Vice President for Student Affairs on November I0th, 2003 at a press confere nce held in the Warren Hospitality Suite. Dr. Mary E. Lyons, USD President, introduced Snyder who returns to USD where he was Director of Athl eti c Deve lopment between 1990- 1996. He comes to USD from the San Diego Intern ati onal Sports Council where he held the pos iti on of President. With the San Diego Internati onal Sports Council , the 4 1-year-old Snyder's primary responsibility was to promote San Diego/Tijuana as the preferred reg ion fo r sporting events and activities that benefi t the community both economica ll y and soc iall y. Recent accomplishments of the Sports Council bid efforts include securing fo r San Diego the 1997 and 1998 ESPN Summer X Games, the Suzuki Rock ' n' Roll Marathon, the 1999 Maj or League Soccer A ll -S tar Game, the inaugural Bank of America/U.S. Ol ympic Cup, NCAA Di vision I Men's Basketball First & Second Round (200 I)

contests, the NCAA Division I Women's Voll eyball Championships (200 I) and Super Bowl XXXVII. In the spring of 2001, Snyder was named the President of the San Diego Super Bowl Host Committee schedul ed for January 26, 2003. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego NFL Youth Education Town, the San Diego Super Bowl Task Force, the SDSU Campanile Foundation Athletic Advi sory Commission and the Curriculum Committee of SDSU 's Hospitality and Tourism Management Program. He is a member of the San Diego Downtown Rotary Club on the military affairs committee and Thanksgiving Day program. Snyder was also the Executive Director of the San Diego International Sports Foundation. Prior to j oining the SDISC, Snyder was the Director of Athletic Development at the University of San Diego fo r six years. At USD he was responsi ble for establi shing the Torero Athletic Association, fund -raising efforts for athletics, managing athl eti c special events and ge nerating corporate sponsorship of athletics. At USD he ' ll work closely with Jo-Ann Nester, Director of Athletics, in overseeing an athletic deparmtment with sixteen NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams and approximatel y 390 student-athletes. He ' ll be responsible for all administrative, management and superv isory aspects of the Department of Athletics. Additonally, he ' ll oversee the strategic long-range planning and monitoring of budgets, personnel, programs, facilities , fundrai sing, promotions and marketing, and public rel ation s for an NCAA Division I program consisting of eight sports for men and eight sports for women. Snyder played football at San Diego State University and remain s active in the Aztec Athletic Foundation. Snyder holds a Bachelor 's Degree in Marketing from San Diego State University and has studied in the Master 's Leadership Program at the University of San Diego. He is a guest lecturer at the University of San Diego's MBA Sports Management program and the SDSU Hospitality Management program. Snyder, who has been a San Diego resident for 20 years, has a very athletic family. Hi s wife, Sue, was a former standout member of the United States women 's national volleyball team who pl ayed at San Diego State and also coached the Aztecs and University of San Diego's vo lleyball teams. In addition , Snyder 's father, Lester, held the position as President of the United States Tennis Association . The Snyder 's reside in Poway with their son Riley (age I0), daughter Sydney (age 7) and daughter Cammy (age 4).

Jo-Ann Nester - Director of Athletics/SWA Jo-Ann Nester was promoted to Direc tor of Athletics at the University of San Diego on September 25 , 2003 . Nester, who was in her second year as Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator, will oversee all the dail y operati ons of the Torero athletic department that includes sixtee n NCAA Di vision I intercoll eg iate programs. She replaced Tom Iannacone who announced hi s retirement on Jul y 14 th after directing the department fo r fifteen years. In her role thi s past year at USD, Nester had direct supervisory responsibility for nin e varsity sports pro– grams including budget preparati on and overs ight, supervi sion of all head and assistant coaches, schedu ling, trave l and program eva luati on. Additionally, she was invo lved with fundra ising for women 's sports programs; she had direct superv isory responsibility for the areas of Compli ance, Academic Support, CHAMPS Life Skill s, overs ight of Student

Ath let ic Council , New Athl ete Orientation program and the Faculty Team Advisor Program; she assisted in the mon itoring of gender equity; was the Senior Woman Adm ini strator Liai son to the West Coast Conference and NCAA ; event management responsibilites for three teams; and was the department li aison for Admissions, Drug and Alcohol Ed ucati on, Dining Services, Housing and Work Study. Nester is committed to maintaining the University and Athletic Department commitment to prov iding an outstanding and successful NCAA Divi sion I ath letic program wi thin the rigorous academic env iro nment that is the Uni versi ty of San Diego. In 2002-03 , six Torero teams went to the NCAA's and Ashley Swart became the first USO swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Championships and was named an Honorab le Mention All-American. Academicall y, thirteen athl etes were named to West Coast Conference All-Academic teams, nine football players were named to the Pioneer Football League All -Academic team and two student - athl etes were honored as 2nd Team Verizon Academic A ll Americans. Con tinuing thi s tradition of excell ence in the classroom and competiti ve arena while providing an exce llent athl etic experie nce for our student-athl etes wi ll be the priority during Nester 's tenure as the USO Director of Athl etics. Nester came to USO from Dartmouth Col lege where she held the positi on of Associate Director of Athl etics for nine years. Her duti es incl uded oversight of compli ance, student services, promotions and marketing, and numerous sports programs. Pri o r to her appointment at Dartmouth College, she was the Director of Athl etics and Recreati on at Saint Mary's Co ll ege in Notre Dame, Indi ana between 1984-93. In addi tion, she has a coaching background at the high school and co ll ege level s, and has served on several committees wi thi n the NCAA , ECAC and Ivy League. Jo-Ann 's educational background includes a B.S. degree in Hea lth and Phys ica l Educat ion from West Cheste r State Col lege ( 197 1); a Master of Science degree from West Chester ( 1976); an Ed.D Doctor of Education from Temple Universi ty ( 1985) ; and she compl eted the Sports Management In stitute in the Exec uti ve Program at the Uni versity of Notre Dame ( 1992). 2004 University ofSan Diego Torero Softball

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