Here is a complete transcript of today's press conference with ASU president Michael Crow, introducing Steve Patterson as the new ASU Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director
Steve Patterson, Chief Operating Officer of Sun Devil Athletics, Named ASU Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director
Patterson joined ASU as Chief Operating Officer in July, 2011
Several members of the Sun Devil head coaching ranks have offered their voices in support of Steve Patterson's elevation to the position of Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director at Arizona State University.
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Vice President For Athletics Lisa Love reflects on ASU's proud tradition
Lisa Love was named Arizona State's Vice President for University Athletics on April 23, 2005.
At ASU, Love serves as the senior administrative officer of the university's athletic program, which features 12 women's and nine men's sports, including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, swimming and diving, women's tennis, track/field and cross country; women's gymnastics, soccer, softball, volleyball, and water polo, baseball, wrestling and football.
ASU has won seven national championships since Love took over in 2005.
Love is responsible for the management and development of one of the finest and most comprehensive athletic physical plants in the nation at ASU, playing host to nearly 1 million patrons each year. ASU's athletic staff includes more than 150 full and part-time coaches and administrative and support personnel who provide services to about 500 student-athletes.
Love has served on the NCAA Leadership Council and chaired the Pac-10 Conference's Athletic Director's Revenue Sharing Committee in 2006-07. She has participated in both Teach for America and Read for America, which required teaching and reading to seventh and eighth-graders at C.J. Jorgensen School and Copper King Elementary School.
In the short time she has presided over the affairs of ASU Athletics, Love has already established herself as one of the rising administrators in the country.
ASU'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UNDER LOVE
- 2007 Women's Indoor
Track and Field
- 2007 Women's Outdoor Track and Field
- 2008 Women's Indoor
Track and Field
- 2008 Men's Indoor
Track and Field
- 2008 Softball
- 2009 Women's Golf
- 2011 Softball
Love's ability to lead was evident right from the start. She had been on the job a little more than two months (officially began July 1, 2005) when ASU had to move its scheduled football game with LSU from Baton Rouge, La., to Tempe - in less than a week's time - because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in the state of Louisiana. In the end, $1 million was raised through ticket sales from the game to assist with the Hurricane relief effort.
One of only six female athletic directors out of 119 at Division I Schools with football, Love has taken important steps since her appointment to ensure that ASU remains one of the premier athletic programs in the country. She has extended the contracts of women's basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne (two Pac-10 Championships and eight NCAA Tournament appearances); head track and field coach Greg Kraft (four national championships); head women's tennis coach Sheila McInerney and women's golf coach Melissa Luellen (2009 national champions).
In addition, Love has received praise around the country for hiring a powerful class of head coaches, including veteran football coach Dennis Erickson, the 9th-winningest active coach in the nation and two-time national champion who helped ASU fashion a 10-3 record and a Pac-10 co-championship in 2007. In addition, she hired North Carolina State's Herb Sendek (the 2010 Pac-10 Coach of the Year), who has guided the ASU men's basketball program tothree 20+ win seasons and an appearance in the NCAA Men's Basketballtournament in 2009. She also hired softball coach Clint Myers, who coached the team to national championships in 2008 and 2011,baseball coach Tim Esmay, who led the Devils to a Pac-10 Title and College WorldSeries appearance in his first season, women's soccer coach Kevin Boyd, who ledthe Sun Devils to NCAA appearances in 2009 and 2010, and volleyball coach Jason Watson, who led BYU to the Elite Eight in 2007.
"Lisa Love has made an impact that places her along side the great collegiate athletics leaders of our nation," Arizona State President Michael Crow said. "She has set the bar high, both for athletic and academic performance. She has demonstrated strategic skill in hiring, retaining and developing an exceptional athletic staff. Her vision and personal leadership skills are laying a foundation for sustained success."
Love came to ASU from the University of Southern California where she had been since 1989 as head women's volleyball coach (1989-98) and senior administrator (1991-2005).
At USC, Love handled the day-to-day supervision of eight sports and was active in the athletic department's strategic planning, gender equity, civil rights and NCAA certification issues and she served on both the Pac-10 Council and the NCAA Management Council. She also served two stints (1992 - 1993 and 2001 - 2002) as vice president of the Pacific-10 Conference.
As a coach, Love was a master teacher at the pinnacle of her profession. She compiled an impressive 404-171 as a college head coach for 17 seasons at Texas Arlington (199-78 from 1982-88) and USC (205-93 from 1989-98). At USC, she led the Trojans to nine NCAA tournament berths and eight finishes in the national Top 15. She was selected as the Pac-10 Co-Coach of the Year in 1997. She was national Coach of the Year in 1988 when Arlington went 30-4 and fell one win shy of the Final Four.
Love served as president of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) from 1997-98 and as the chair of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Committee. In 2005, Love was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame.
As a varsity athlete in the sport of volleyball, Love was elected to the Hall of Honor at Texas Tech, her alma mater, and as a coach, Love was elected to both the AVCA and Texas-Arlington Halls of Honor.
Love's Leadership Appointments
Pac-10 Council Executive - VP (until 2011)
Pac-10 Budget and Finance - Chair (until 2012)
Pac-10 Diversity Leadership Initiative Review (until 2013)
Pac-10 Recruiting Guidelines (until 2011)
Pac-10 Athletic Directors' TV - Chair (until 2011)
Rose Bowl Management committee (ex off)
Operations Review Board for Karsten Golf Course
Arizona State's Directors' Cup Finishes Under Lisa Love
2010-11 - 27th
2009-10 - 22nd
2008-09 - 12th
2007-08 - 4th*
2006-07 - 10th
2005-06 - 13th
*- Highest ever finish for ASU
Sun Devil Pac-10 Championships Under Lisa Love (14)
2008-09: Baseball, Women's Golf
2007-08: Baseball, Football (co-champions), Men's Golf, Softball, Women's Track and Field
2006-07: Baseball, Women's Golf, Women's Track and Field
2005-06: Women's Track and Field, Wrestling
Click here for a complete list of Sun Devil Pac-10 team champions
PAC-10 COACHES OF THE YEAR HIRED BY LISA
|2010||Herb Sendek||Men's Basketball|
INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS AT ASU INLISA LOVE ERA (26)
|2006||Amy Hastings||5,000m Run||Women's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2006||Victoria Jackson||10,000m Run||Women's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2006||Jacquelyn Johnson||Pentathlon||Women's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2006||Jacquelyn Johnson||Heptathlon||Women's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2007||Jacquelyn Johnson||Pentathlon||Women's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2007||Jacquelyn Johnson||Heptathlon||Women's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2007||April Kubishta||Pole Vault||Women's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2007||Jessica Pressley||Shot Put||Women's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2007||Sarah Stevens||Shot Put||Women's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2008||Kyle Alcorn||3,000m Run||Men's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2008||Kyle Alcorn||3,000m Steeplechase||Men's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2008||Jacquelyn Johnson||Pentathlon||Women's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2008||Jacquelyn Johnson||Heptathlon||Women's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2008||Azahara Munoz||Women's Golf|
|2008||Jessica Pressley||Shot Put||Women's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2008||Sarah Stevens||Discus||Women's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2008||Ryan Whiting||Shot Put||Men's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2009||Ryan Whiting||Shot Put||Men's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2009||Ryan Whiting||Shot Put||Men's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2009||Jason Lewis||Weight Throw||Men's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2010||Ryan Whiting||Shot Put||Men's Track & Field/Indoor|
|2010||Ryan Whiting||Shot Put||Men's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2010||Ryan Whiting||Discus||Men's Track & Field/Outdoor|
|2011||Anthony Robles||125 lbs||Wrestling|
|2011||Bubba Jenkins||157 lbs||Wrestling|
|2011||Jordan Clarke||Shot Put||Men's Track & Field/Outdoor|
ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS UNDER LISA LOVE(27)
|2005-06||Alejandro Canizares||Men's Golf (1st Team)|
|Zach Miller||Football (2nd team)|
|Kim Bingham||Soccer (3rd Team)|
|2006-07||Kayelyn Felts||Soccer (1st Team)|
|Caitlyn Andrew||Swimming (3rd Team)|
|2007-08||April Kubishta||Track & Field (Academic All-American of
|Azahara Munoz||Women's Golf (1st Team|
|Kaitlin Cochran||Softball (2nd Team)|
|Jackie Vasquez||Softball (2nd Team)|
|Petey Paramore||Baseball (2nd Team)|
|Sarah Stevens||Track & Field (2nd Team)|
|Ryan Whiting||Track & Field (2nd Team)|
|2008-09||Mike Leake||Baseball (Academic All-American of the
|Azahara Munoz||Women's Golf (1st Team)|
|Kaitlin Cochran||Softball (1st Team)|
|Sarah Stevens||Track & Field (1st Team)|
|Jessica Mapes||Softball (2nd Team)|
|Ryan Whiting||Track & Field (2nd Team)|
|Jason Lewis||Track & Field (2nd Team)|
|2009-10||Mike Nixon||Football (1st Team)|
|Ryan Whiting||Track & Field (1st Team)|
|Jason Lewis||Track & Field (1st Team)|
|Liz Harkin||Soccer (3rd Team)|
|Knut Borsheim||Men's Golf (3rd Team)|
|Carlota Ciganda||Women's Golf (3rd Team)|
|Elina Eggers||Diving (3rd Team)|
|2010-11||Elina Eggers||Diving (1st Team)|
|Jamie Sandys||Track & Field (2nd Team)|
|Andy Workman||Baseball (2nd Team)|
|Katelyn Boyd||Softball (3rd Team)|
|Ben Engelhardt||Track & Field (3rd Team)|