BALTIMORE — Damon Evans officially took over as the Athletic Director at the University of Maryland late in June. He had been the school’s acting AD since April.
Evans came to the school late in 2014 and was the executive athletic director and chief financial officer. He will fill the spot previously held by Kevin Anderson, who left this past April after a six-month leave of absence.
Since Anderson stepped away and then left, Evans has been guiding athletics. School President Wallace D. Loh said they felt that Evans was the right person at the right time for this job.
“Throughout his tenure here, Damon has demonstrated visionary, transparent, compassionate and ethical leadership,” Loh said. “The candidates invited for interviews had impressive credentials and accomplishments. In the end, a senior leadership search is not only about capabilities. It is also about institutional fit and interpersonal trust and chemistry.”
Evans said that he was very happy to get the job.
“It is a great honor to be chosen to lead at the University of Maryland,” Evans said. “Since the day I arrived, I have been inspired by the student-athletes, coaches and support team that strive for success in Maryland athletics, and I look forward to many successes ahead in our Big Ten era.”
UMD coach honored by BSU
Kevin Broadus, an assistant men’s basketball coach with the Terps, was inducted into the Bowie State University Sports Hall of Fame in a June ceremony. Overall, 10 former Bulldogs were inducted into the Hall at this ceremony.
“I am truly humbled, excited and thankful to be enshrined in the Bowie State Hall of Fame,” Broadus said. “I made so many lifelong friendships here. Playing at Bowie State taught me how to grind, work hard and appreciate everything you have in life.”
Broadus scored over 1,000 points at Bowie State and served twice as a team captain during his time at the school (from 1985-88). After that, he went on to coach for over 20 years, including two years with Bowie State as an assistant coach.
He also coached at several other schools before coming to Maryland as an assistant under Mark Turgeon last season.
Seifert named to NJCAA All-Academic Team
Gina Seifert of Prince George’s Community College earned a spot on the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic team for a second consecutive year.
Seifert, who started on the basketball team for the past two years, had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Only those with a 4.0 can earn this honor, and she kept that GPA during her two years with the Owls.
She averaged 21.8 points and 15.7 rebounds per game this past season. She also was picked as the Prince George’s Academic Student-Athletic of the Year at the Athletic Awards and Inaugural Hall of Fame Dinner in May.
Now, Seifert will transfer to St. Mary’s College of Maryland starting in the fall.