FOND DU LAC, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) — Jason Bartelt has been named Marian University’s Director of Athletics. Bartelt will oversee the Athletic department and its strategic plan, represent Marian with all NCAA, NACC and NCHA relations, manage Marian’s athletic facilities and ensure a positive direction of all 19 varsity-sponsored programs in the athletic department.
“Marian University is honored that Jason has accepted the position as our Athletic Director,” said George Koonce, Jr., Ph.D., vice president for advancement of Marian University. “His knowledge, enthusiasm and leadership will continue to inspire our student-athletes with a holistic experience that is rich in the Marian tradition.”
Bartelt has served Marian for more than 13 years, and has served as interim director of athletics, assistant director of athletics for athletic facilities and as head baseball coach.
"I'm honored to be selected as the next Athletic Director at Marian University and excited to lead the department to new heights," Bartelt said. "I'd like to thank President Robert Fale, Dr. George Koonce and the search committee for having the confidence in me for this position. I'm looking forward to working within the university's vision and growth, while enhancing the experience for every one of our student-athletes at Marian and within our athletic department."
While at Marian, Bartelt has overseen the construction of Herr-Baker Field, Marian’s baseball stadium, and the addition of Lenz Field House, Marian’s state-of-the-art indoor practice facility. Bartelt has coached more than 70 All-Conference players, three All-Region honorees and one Academic All-American student-athlete.
Prior to coming to Marian, Bartelt served as the assistant baseball coach, sports information, and Wehr Center building supervisor at Lakeland College.
Bartelt earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a secondary Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education from Lakeland College.
He and his wife, Ann, have two sons, Casey and Carter, and currently reside in Fond du Lac.