AD REPORT

Dear Rambler Family, I cannot be more excited to finally get started as your next Director of Athletics at Loyola University Chicago. I was extremely impressed by the University's commitment to excellence on the field and in the classroom and ensuring that our student-athletes are prepared to do great things after they earn their degree. I would like to tell you a little bit about my professional journey that has led me to Loyola. I have 16 years of experience in many different areas of intercollegiate athletics and proudly served as the Director of Athletics at St. Bonaventure University for the last eight years. While at St. Bonaventure, I took great pride in our men's basketball team winning the Atlantic-10 Conference title for the first time in school history and the other sports also achieved great things in an extremely competitive league. Prior to St. Bonaventure, I spent six years at Eastern Michigan, working in facilities for a year before overseeing internal operations for five years, and began my administrative career doing marketing at Dayton and Georgia. It is that wide-range of experience as well as endless passion and enthusiasm that I bring to the office every day. Together with my administrative staff and our great group of coaches, I know we can continue to make progress and take Loyola athletics to new heights. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you at a Loyola event in the coming months and thank you for your support of Rambler athletics! Onward LU! Steve Watson Director of Athletics