Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today Erik Weiler has been hired as associate director of athletics for facilities. In addition, LaBarbera announced Stephen Anthony has been promoted to senior associate director of athletics for finance and administration.
Weiler joins the Valpo Athletics team following an 11-year stay at Loyola (Ill.), where he was the Ramblers’ assistant director of athletics for facilities as well as the director of Gentile Arena. At Loyola, Weiler was responsible for managing scheduling and maintenance of Gentile Arena, the former Alumni Gym, and Hoyne Athletic Field, as well as supervising Loyola game management staff.
In his role as associate director of athletics for facilities at Valpo, Weiler will be responsible for the management and scheduling of the Athletics facilities. This includes working with Facilities Management on the cleaning, upkeep and maintenance of the Athletics-Recreation Center, Brown Field and all other Athletics facilities on campus. He is also responsible for setting up and preparing the Athletics facilities for competitions and practices.
“Establishing a position with sole responsibility for the oversight and management of our facilities is an important step forward for Valpo Athletics,” said LaBarbera. “Being able to fill this important position with a professional with Erik’s background and experience is a home run.”
Anthony is in his ninth year as a member of the athletic department’s administrative staff and his 19th year overall with Valparaiso University athletics. After spending 10 years as the Crusader women’s soccer head coach, Anthony transitioned into administration in January 2008 as the associate director of athletics for business services.
In his role, Anthony will be responsible for the creation and management of the department’s budget. He is also responsible for the areas of human resources, information technology and ticket operations. Anthony will also take on additional responsibilities in the area of Athletics strategic planning.
“Stephen has served in a number of administrative areas over the past 11 years,” said LaBarbera. “His understanding of our department is extensive and is important to achieving our goals. The combination of organizational changes and the recent addition of experienced staff better positions Valpo Athletics to support all of our coaches and student-athletes.”