McFall promoted to head of academic support staff at NSU Athletics
NATCHITOCHES – Taylor McFall promoted to assistant director of athletic development for student-athletes, Northwestern State athletic director announced Greg burke Monday.
McFall served in the Academic Services Department at NSU Athletics for almost a year as Academic Coordinator and Director of the Enhanced Academic Program.
“Taylor has done an exceptional job of mentoring student-athletes and engaging with coaches over the past eight months, which, combined with experience working in other Division I programs across the country, has provided a solid basis for assuming oversight of the overall academic studies of the sports department. support program, ”said NSU sports director Greg burke. “Taylor will have big shoes to fill as NSU has been fortunate over the past two decades to have some very dedicated leaders in academic support, but she is up to the task.
“She is bright, energetic, creative and genuinely cares about the student-athlete. Her work ethic is great. I look forward to working with her and her staff.”
McFall led the women’s basketball, volleyball and track / cross country programs last season, handling academic eligibility, secondary counseling and enrollment services and a host other tasks.
She will manage NSU Athletics’ academic support operations for the nearly 400 student-athletes on campus.
McFall will also coordinate life skills training for NSU competitors, while overseeing the Student and Athlete Advisory Committee and assisting direct community service initiatives involving NSU Athletics teams and staff.
Prior to coming to Natchitoches, McFall spent over two years at Louisiana Tech as a sports academic advisor, working closely with various Tech sports teams.
The Western Kentucky product has an undergraduate degree in social work and a master’s degree in recreation and sport administration.
McFall has experience in other regional schools, working as a track and field education consultant in Old Dominion and Central Arkansas.