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New ONU assistant director of athletics introduced

By Wes Mayberry

Ohio Northern has named Kourtney Wilson as its new assistant director of athletics.

"I am very excited to have Kourtney join our athletics family and university community," ONU director of athletics Tom Simmons said. "We are looking forward to taking advantage of her experience in athletics for the benefit of our student-athletes."

Wilson fills the position vacated by Michele Durand, who is now the head women's basketball coach at the University of Findlay.

Wilson comes to ONU from Indiana Tech, where she served as assistant athletic director and senior women's administrator starting in June of 2020. In that role, she was responsible for all female sports and mentoring coaches, served as chair of the student-athlete awards banquet and was a member of the athletic search committee.

Wilson also served as the head women's volleyball coach at Indiana Tech from June 2012 to July 2022, during which she compiled a 202-145 record for a .582 winning percentage.

Other titles Wilson held at Indiana Tech included Title IX investigator, academic athletic liaison and SAAC/WAAC director.

Wilson also has experience as an executive committee member and competition committee president with the NAIA and as volleyball conference president with the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference.

Wilson played four years of collegiate volleyball at Cleveland State University from 2008 to 2011 and graduated from CSU in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in education. She graduated from Indiana Tech in 2014 with a master of business in organizational leadership degree.

"I want to thank the ONU search committee as well as Athletic Director Tom Simmons in believing in my vision and allowing me to continue my journey in college athletics," Wilson said. "The unwavering support, love and encouragement from my husband, Darrin, and family is unmatched and has allowed me to continue to pursue my dreams. I am also beyond thankful for this opportunity to get back to Ohio. I'm excited to learn the Ohio Northern way and be part of the continued success of this athletic department. Go Polar Bears!"