Marc Bauer selected to serve as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at UNK


Marc Bauer

In an email sent out on April 23, 2019 to students and faculty, Chancellor Douglas Kristensen announced that Marc Bauer has been selected to serve as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at UNK:


I am pleased to announce that Marc Bauer has been selected to serve as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at UNK.

Marc brings tremendous passion for athletics, coaching and a positive student athlete experience. He also brings an understanding of the importance of building a quality culture for competitive athletics and academic success.  It is a culture that supports students from recruitment through a successful college experience to graduation, helps them develop skills that will be valuable throughout their lives, and embraces strong ethics and compliance expectations. 

Further, Marc’s successful career as an educator and as a national championship coach serve as a strong background for recruiting, assisting and retaining successful coaches. His energy and strong relational skills will also serve him well in supporting student-athletes, coaches, and staff as well as expanding relationships with fans, donors and our academic community. Throughout his career he has been a tireless advocate for UNK and an outstanding ambassador for Loper Athletics, UNK and Kearney. I look forward to working with him as our Athletic Director. 

My sincere thanks to Dr. Scott Unruh and members of the search committee for contributing so much of their time and expertise in diligently conducting our national search. I also thank everyone – students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater Kearney community – who participated in the interview process for our four outstanding finalists. Your attendance at open sessions and forums and the feedback you submitted is highly appreciated. 

I hope you will join me in welcoming Marc Bauer as UNK’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. As always, Go Lopers!