Waynesburg University has made a change at its athletic director position.
The university announced that it had moved former athletic director Larry Marshall into its community and economic development initiatives and hired Adam Jack, a former standout baseball player and assistant baseball coach for the Yellow Jackets, to take his place.
Jack’s new responsibilities will coincide with his roles as chairperson for the criminal justice and social sciences department, director of graduate criminal investigation and associate professor of criminal justice.
“I want to thank President Lee and Provost Baer for the opportunity to lead this talented group of coaches, staff members and student-athletes. It is a tremendous honor to be given this important role in the athletic department,” Jack said. “I am looking forward to assisting the athletics staff to enhance the overall student-athlete experience through increased academic support, vocational development opportunities, and engagement with alumni in their respective fields of study.”
While Jack’s work at Waynesburg throughout the decade has been primarily in criminal justice, he has an extensive background in baseball, where he’s been a player and coach for the better part of two decades.
Jack played at Waynesburg from 1995-98 and was a member of two Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship teams. He was an integral member throughout his career as an all-conference selection in all four seasons at Waynesburg. In 1998, he was named PAC Player of the Year as a senior on the Yellow Jackets’ last conference championship baseball team.
After his playing career, Jack moved to coaching. He started his second career in baseball as an assistant at his alma mater in 1999, and returned to that position seven year under first-year head coach Mike Humiston. In 2007, Jack went to the high school ranks, spending two years as an assistant at Jeannette High School.
In 2009, Jack became a head coach for the first time, taking over the baseball program at Pitt-Greensburg. In three seasons with the Bobcats, Jack went 29-27 in conference play, going 10-8 in his last season. After his stint as a head coach, Jack returned to Humiston’s staff where he spent the next three seasons.
One of Jack’s first responsibilities as athletic director was to hire a new men’s basketball coach. The university announced last Friday Tim Fusina would take over for Mark Christner, who had been in the position since 2010.
Fusina had coached at California Lutheran in Thousand Oaks, Calif., the past two years. He was also the head coach at Centenary in Hackettstown, N.J., for four seasons. Fusina spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Washington & Jefferson.