Bethany College announced the hiring of Dane Pavlovich as the new Dean of Athletics in a press release Tuesday morning.
He will begin his duties July 1.
“I am very excited about the experience and energy that Dane will bring to Bethany College,” Dr. Ken Macur, Provost and Dean of Bethany, said.
Macur added the hiring of Pavlovich continues the college’s overall goal of elevating the Swede athletic program.
“We are confident that the addition of Dane’s leadership and management skills will move the college in that direction,” Macur said.
Pavlovich has been involved with athletics for the past 13 years, serving as the athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at MacMurray College, a NCAA Division III college, for the past three years.
Some of his duties included helping facilitate the growth of the 10 athletic programs at MacMurray College, focused on athletic recruiting efforts, enhanced the athletic facilities and worked with Alumni and Institutional Advancement on fundraising.
Before that, he was the associate athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at Stephens College for five years.
Pavlovich is honored to join a program with as rich a history as Bethany’s.
“This opportunity is tremendously exciting for our family, and I look forward to working with the student-athletes, coaches, and administration to build upon the strong tradition of Swede athletics in the KCAC and the NAIA,” Pavlovich said
Pavlovich has served as a student-athlete tutor and supervisor at Kansas State University. He has run or participated in numerous basketball camps in Ohio, Missouri, and Kansas.
Pavlovich received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Kansas State University and his M.B.A. from Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.
Pavlovich takes the reings of the program following long-time Swede athletic director Jon Daniels’ resignation in October to focus on the men’s golf program. He is also trying to jump start a women’s program at the same time.
Scott McClure has served as the interim athletic director since Oct. 15.