Archive for Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Another award to Harris

June 18, 2003

Baker University Athletic Director Dan Harris has received 2003 Athletic Director of the Year honors from the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Harris was named NACDA Athletic Director of the Year last week for the NAIA central division.

"The program brings to light the exceptional jobs done by athletic directors across the country," said Mike Cleary, NACDA executive director.

Harris has worked at Baker University since 1983 and has been athletic director since 1995. He also serves as department chair of physical education and assistant professor of physical education. Harris has been the assistant football coach, head football coach and head baseball coach at Baker.

Last year Harris was named 2002 Heart of America Athletic Conference Athletic Director of the Year. His past conference awards include being named 1992 and 1993 Baseball Coach of the Year.

Harris earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., and his Master's Degree in Education from Drury College in Springfield, Mo.

Previously, Harris had been an assistant football and wrestling coach at Central Missouri State University.

Harris and his wife, Peggy, associate professor of education at Baker, live in Baldwin City.

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