WHEELING — Wheeling Alumna Carrie (Plute) Hanna, present Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of Compliance at Wheeling College, has been promoted to Director of Athletics, College President Ginny R. Favede introduced Tuesday.
Hanna will instantly assume the general day-to-day growth and administration of Wheeling College’s 20 NCAA Division II athletic packages.
“Carrie Hanna brings a wealth of management and expertise in athletic administration that I do know will profit our coaches, student-athletes, and the college as a complete,” Favede mentioned. “She understands the internal workings of the division and is well-respected amongst our coaches and her friends.”
The 1996 graduate of Wheeling has labored at her alma mater for almost 21 years. Previous to her promotion, Hanna served 5 years because the Assistant AD and Director of Compliance. She was additionally the Senior Ladies’s Administrator, the very best feminine administrator in an NCAA athletic division. In her former function, Hanna was chargeable for all duties referring to compliance, scholar formation and scholar tutorial progress. Moreover, she oversaw coordination and communication between the division’s administration and student-athletes, ensured all athletic division paperwork, insurance policies, and procedures have been maintained and budgeting.
“Carrie understands what it means to be a student-athlete at Wheeling College, having graduated with honors from the Psychology program whereas incomes All-American standing as a soccer participant,” Favede mentioned. “She has been a devoted worker and embodies our mission to be an individual for all times, management, and repair. I do know she’s going to assist to instill in our student-athletes and coaches the significance of excelling within the classroom and competitors whereas understanding their function to serve others.”
Hanna held many different roles at Wheeling College, together with SAAC liaison, Champs Life Abilities Coordinator, Problem for Success Coordinator, Director of Institutional Analysis, Institutional Development Senior Database Analyst, and Interim Assistant Athletic Director and Interim Athletic Director.
Hanna left the teaching world after 13 years as the ladies’s soccer program’s head coach. From 2002-14, she recorded a 136-105-15 profession document. She led the Cardinals to a regular-season Northern Division title, two consecutive regular-season Convention Runner-Up finishes, two straight regular-season Convention Championships, and three Convention Match Championships in a row. Hanna’s groups additionally made two NCAA Nationwide Match appearances. She graduated 67 All-Convention gamers, 11 All-People, eight Scholar All-American, two Valedictorians, and an NCAA Girl of the 12 months recipient.
“Cardinal Athletics has at all times been a stable pillar and supply of delight and excellence for Wheeling College,” Hanna mentioned. “The chance to function the Athletic Director at my alma mater is an honor. I’m grateful for President Favede’s management of Wheeling College. Additionally, I’m grateful for her religion and confidence to decide on me to serve on this pivotal function on her management staff.”
Hanna mentioned Wheeling College has had an immeasurable affect on her skilled and private growth.
“Every alternative provided to me — as a scholar and as an worker — has ready me for this function,” Hanna mentioned. “The core values I’ve discovered all through my time at Wheeling have made me a greater human being, coach, and administrator. I’m keen to assist stick with it these traditions with and amongst our student-athletes, coaches, and our nice Cardinal Household. Because the Athletic Director, I stay up for contributing to Wheeling College’s brilliant future, optimistic/caring ambiance, and successful traditions of educational excellence, religion, and repair to others.”
Upon retiring from skilled competitors, Hanna determined to additional her schooling. In 1999, she obtained a Grasp’s Diploma in Sports activities Psychology from West Virginia College. Upon her marriage to Wheeling native David Hanna, the couple moved to South Dakota, the place she started her collegiate teaching profession. After one yr on the helm, she returned to the Wheeling space and started head coach of the Wheeling Park Excessive College women’ staff, main them to a state championship in her first season.
She grew to become the primary full-time head coach of the Cardinal ladies’s squad in 2002 after Jim Regan stepped down from his function as the top coach of the ladies’s staff to teach the lads’s staff solely.
Alongside together with her devoted service to her alma mater, Hanna makes use of her skilled soccer teaching experience. She just lately returned to teach at the highschool degree and led the Wheeling Park women’ staff to a different state championship. Additionally, she is energetic with the West Virginia Olympic Growth Youth Program.
Hanna, and her husband David, have three kids, Graceylyn, Lilyan, and Wilson. The household resides in Wheeling.
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