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William Woods AD Vittone receives AMC's top honor

William Woods AD Vittone receives AMC's top honor

July 15th, 2014 in News

William Woods University's Jason Vittone has been named the 2013-14 American Midwest Conference athletic director of the year, the school announced Tuesday.

Vittone - who became William Woods' AD in September 2011 - earned the honor for the first time. He served the previous four years as the university's sports information director and Champions of Character coordinator.

"It's a tremendous honor to receive the award, but the credit for our success at William Woods lies with the faculty, staff, administration, alumni, boosters and students," Vittone said in a press release. "I was very fortunate to inherit an exceptional coaching and support staff and am truly blessed to be a part of a great institution."

William Woods' athletic department experienced a successful 2013-14 year under Vittone's guidance. The school sent four teams and an individual athlete - women's cross country, men's cross country runner Kaleb Wilson, women's basketball and men's and women's indoor track and field - to their respective NAIA national championships during the fall/winter seasons.

Then during the spring season, William Woods made school history when it qualified a team or an individual in every sport - baseball, softball and men's and women's golf and outdoor track and field - for its respective national championship.

In April, the NAIA announced it would be moving its women's national basketball championships to Independence in 2015 and "16. William Woods - behind a strong push from Vittone - was named the host school.

Vittone is now eligible for the NAIA national athletic director of the year.