(Story courtesy of Hendrix College)
CONWAY, Ark. - Hendrix College has named head softball coach Amy Weaver as Athletics Director.
"It is an exciting time in the athletic department with moving
to a new conference, new facilities and the addition of two new
sports. I am honored to be named Athletic Director at Hendrix
College," said Weaver. "I am very blessed to have such an amazing
coaching staff and we all look forward to the being a part of the
next chapter of Hendrix College athletics."
Weaver has served as interim Athletic Director since November for Danny Powell, who continues cancer treatment and currently serves as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.
Powell informed the senior leadership team last week that he would like to continue working in Student Affairs and offered his support for Coach Weaver to be named full-time Athletic Director.
Weaver is "the right person to lead the athletic department" in the coming years, Powell said.
"Amy was the first hire I made as A.D., and she has proven herself to be capable and worthy of the job, and she has the full respect of the staff," he said. "She is a great friend and a tremendous person and I can't think of anyone I would like to see more in that role. She will be terrific."
Weaver joined the Hendrix staff in September 2002. She has led the Warriors to six consecutive tournament appearances, set a new Arkansas collegiate softball record for most wins in a season, and ranks fourth on the SCAC's All-Time Single Season Wins list.
Weaver received her bachelor's in business administration and sports management in 1990 from Robert Morris University, where she played NCAA Division I softball, volleyball, and track and field. She began her head coaching career at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., and later moved to Mercyhurst North East in North East, Pa., where she also served as athletic director in addition to her head coaching responsibilities.