Thu, Jun. 7, 2012 - [General]
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) athletic department takes pride in its programs and athletes. Every year, these teams filled with student-athletes compete for their teammates, themselves, and the name on the front of the jersey, the University of the Cumberlands. Athletic Director Randy Vernon is one of the biggest supporters of each team on Cumberlands' campus.
By overseeing the athletic programs and ensuring they continue their progress in pursuit of NAIA National Championships and Mid-South Conference titles, Vernon does his job and does it well. This week at the annual Mid-South Conference summer meetings, Vernon was honored as he was awarded the Co-Athletic Director of the Year Award.
The Patriots finished in 2ndplace in the MSC President's Cup standings this season with 103.5 points behind President's Cup winner Lindsey Wilson College. Vernon's co-award winner Willis Pooler is the Athletic Director at Lindsey Wilson College.
Mid-South Conference Commissioner Steve Baker said, "I would like to congratulate Willis and Randy for earning this honor. I'm grateful for their service to the MSC and all of our administrators, coaches and student-athletes to continue to make the Mid-South Conference the top conference in the NAIA."
When asked about winning the award, Vernon commented, "I would like to thank the MSC Athletic Directors for this recognition and congratulate Willis Pooler from Lindsey Wilson College as Co-Athletic Director of the Year. Willis has done a remarkable job in building LWC Athletics to not only a power in the MSC but nationally as well. I am especially grateful to all of our coaches and student-athletes at University of the Cumberlands in making our athletic program a success. Their dedication and hard work is the reason we have enjoyed athletic success over such a long period of time and the primary reason for my receiving this award. I accept it on behalf of all the coaches and athletes at UC."
For more information on the Patriots athletic programs, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.