WWU Athletics announces personnel moves

Courtesy of William Woods University Athletics. (Contributed Photo)
Courtesy of William Woods University Athletics. (Contributed Photo)

FULTON -- Steve Wilson, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at William Woods University, announced Friday that two members of the athletic department -- Keith DeMint and Casey Wieder -- would be taking on new titles.

DeMint has been promoted to associate director of intercollegiate athletics after almost five years as the assistant director. Additionally, Wieder has been moved from university admissions, where he served as associate director of athletic enrollment and media corps coordinator. He will assume the title of assistant athletic director for athletic enrollment and media production.

DeMint will continue to guide the Owls in compliance and eligibility, as well as game operations, adding a focus on education for name, image and likeness. He will also renew efforts on rules education for student-athletes and staff, as well as donors, boosters and fans of The Woods.

"Keith's knowledge of the NAIA handbook is impressive, and he balances the importance of compliance with the bulk of game management," Wilson said. "He's a rising star among administrators at the small college level, and I'm excited to see him continue his responsibilities in both of these areas under this enhanced title. I truly believe Keith will flourish in his new role. And e will see the benefit of added compliance, rules and NIL education, and a continued effort to provide a superior gameday experience for our student-athletes, staff and fans."

Wieder will continue to serve as the liaison between athletics and enrollment management. The move to athletics will increase his presence with the William Woods coaching staff, enhancing his work as a recruiting resource for the athletics staff. In addition to his enrollment management duties, Wider will manage William Woods' Media Corps. This student group will produce broadcasts and highlight materials and works with the athletic department in sponsorships, video equipment inventory, and other university-wide initiatives to promote The Woods.

"I'm really excited to increase Casey's role in the day-to-day operation of our department in both areas. In his enrollment management role, Casey is truly a resource for our coaching staff, and he has a wealth of experience in media production," Wilson said. "Moving his duties into our department makes sense, as his work is primarily under our umbrella. I'm excited to see how he will work in concert with our athletic communications office to spread workload and enhance the Owls brand."

Both appointments are effective immediately.