Chris Kingston to be new AD at BGSU (6-9-13) PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 09 June 2013 14:13
Chris Kingston
Chris Kingston will be named the new athletics director at Bowling Green State University on Monday, according to a news release from BGSU this afternoon. The press conference is Monday at 4 p.m.
He replaces Greg Christopher who took a similar position at Xavier University.
Kingston is expected to assume his duties at Bowling Green in mid-July.
He will turn 41 years old on June 26.
Kingston is currently the executive associate director of athletics at North Carolina State University.
He was hired August 30, 2010, as senior associate director of athletics at NC State, and was elevated to his current position, as the No. 2 person in the athletics staff, within one year.
At NC State, Kingston was directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the football and men’s basketball programs. Additionally, he oversaw external initiatives, athletic branding and multimedia rights. Other areas of supervision included NCAA compliance, student services and media relations. He was the athletics department’s liaison to the Wolfpack Club and was on the Intercollegiate Athletics Cabinet.
“Chris Kingston is a high-energy, focused professional, who enjoys achieving,” NC State director of athletics Deborah A. Yow said.
Kingston came to NC State from the U.S. Military Academy, where he served four years as the associate director of athletics for operations before becoming the special assistant to the director of athletics/director of annual giving.
At West Point, Kingston handled the daily operations of the Army A-Club; directed the Army Athletic Association’s annual fund-raising campaign; and worked with each of the department’s 25 Division I intercollegiate teams with regards to their specific fund-raising accounts.
Also in that capacity, he organized the Athletic Director’s Tailgate and the home and away football donor events. He helped integrate premium courtside and rinkside seating at basketball and hockey, respectively. With direct oversight of the ticket office, he led the transition of a multiyear agreement with Paciolan as the Athletic Association began to streamline customer service with digital ticketing. Kingston was part of the association’s external operations team, which helped to synchronize the ticket office, Army A-Club and marketing efforts.
Other day-to-day business for Kingston included sport supervision for the golf, gymnastics, men’s soccer and rifle teams. During his time at West Point, he served as a member of the NCAA rifle committee.
Kingston is a 2010 graduate of the executive program of the sports management institute and attended instruction at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business. He also attended the Division 1A Athletic Director’s Institute in 2010, a “by invitation only” gathering of the most talented intercollegiate professionals.
Kingston was instrumental in several recent coaching hires at the Army Athletic Association. He planned, organized and executed searches for head football, men’s basketball, men’s soccer and men’s golf coaches. Kingston was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps upon graduation from the University of Central Florida in May 1994. He retired from the U.S. Army in September 2009.
In addition to earning his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Central Florida, Kingston earned his master’s degree in leadership development and educational counseling from Long Island University prior to his initial assignment to West Point.
Kingston and his wife, Stephanie have four children: Lakin, Christopher Jr., Luke, and Mackenzie.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 12:01

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