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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

George Koonce new Senior Associate AD

Marquette hired former Green Bay Packer player George Koonce as "Senior Associate Athletic Director". Koonce will be primarily involved in fundraising, community relations and student welfare.

Koonce joins Marquette from the Packers front office where he served as director of player development. In his role, he assisted players in acclimating to their roles as Green Bay Packers, both on and off the field, especially in terms of their expected contributions to their teammates, the community and team chemistry. The former linebacker also oversaw the Packers' wide range of programs designed to meet the needs of players and their families.

Read the entire press release here.


Anonymous said...

Why is nothing said about where he went to college, etc?

Kevin Buckley said...

Good point. You can find more of his bio here, on the Packer site.

He went former CUSA nemesis, ECU.

Following his retirement, Koonce spent two years in private business before returning to his alma mater, East Carolina, in pursuit of his master's degree in sports management. He also spent most of two academic years (2004-06) as East Carolina's special assistant to the athletic director, a role in which he was in charge of program development.

Anonymous said...

Question: Even though he doesn't have a lot of experience, could he be the new AD if things work out? Or will we go with someone with more experience?