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Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation

Emeriti: (Professor) Wesley K. Ruff; (Athletic Director) Joseph H. Ruetz; (Associate Director) Robert C. Young; (Assistant Director) Shirley Schoof

Athletic Director: Bob Bowlsby

Deputy Athletic Director: Ray Purpur

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Services/Senior Woman Administrator: Beth Goode

Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Relations: Chris Hutchins

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Sports: Earl Koberlein

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Program Services: Darrin Nelson

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Development: Jeff Shilling

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Physical Education, Recreation, and Wellness: Eric Stein

Associate Director of Development for Major Gifts: Scott Alexander

Senior Assistant Athletic Director, Media Relations: Jim Young

Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance Services: Megan Boone

Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities: Skip Braatz

Assistant Athletic Director, Student Services: Susan Burk

Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing: Bob Carruesco

Assistant Athletic Director, Human Resources: Ron Coverson

Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities, Operations, and Events: Carl Reed

Assistant Athletic Director, Capital Planning: David Schinski

Senior Lecturer: Anne Gould

Sport Directors: Al Acosta (Lightweight Crew, women), Craig Amerkhanian (Crew, men), Amy Bokker (Lacrosse), Johnny Dawkins (Basketball, men), Jason Dunn (Cross Country), John Dunning (Volleyball, women), Yasmin Farooq (Crew, women), Edrick Floreal (Track and Field, women), Lele Forood (Tennis, women), Thom Glielmi (Gymnastics, men), Jim Harbaugh (Football), Lesley Irvine (Field Hockey), Skip Kenney (Swimming, men), John Kosty (Volleyball, men), Mark Marquess (Baseball), Lea Maurer (Swimming, women), Caroline O'Connor (Golf, women), Heather Olson (Synchronized Swimming), George Pogosov (Fencing), Lisa Posthumus (Fencing), Paul Ratcliffe (Soccer, women), Conrad Ray (Golf, men), John Rittman (Softball), Richard Schavone (Diving), Bret Simon (Soccer, men), Kristen Smyth (Gymnastics, women), Mark Talbott (Squash, women), John Tanner (Water Polo, women), John Vandemoer (Sailing), Tara VanDerveer (Basketball, women), John Vargas (Water Polo, men), John Whitlinger (Tennis, men)

Sport Assistant Coaches: Jessica Allister (Softball), Lance Anderson (Football), Jon Barnea (Water Polo, men), Alison Bartosik (Synchronized Swimming), Rob Becerra (Soccer, men), Jason Borrelli (Wrestling), Frankie Brennan (Tennis, women), Andy Buh (Football), Jay Cooney (Soccer, women), Denise Corlett (Volleyball, women), Brandon Coupe (Tennis, men), Chris Dalman (Football), Dick Davey (Basketball, men), Tim Drevno (Football), DJ Durkin (Football), Trisha Ford (Softball), Mandy Hart (Field Hockey), Vaclav Kacir (Crew, women), Bobbie Kelsey (Basketball, women), Ted Knapp (Swimming, men), Kris Mack (Track and Field), Jason Mansfield (Volleyball, women), Salimah Mussani (Golf, women), Dave Nakama (Baseball), Valeriy Naulo (Fencing), Andrew Ninow (Track and Field), Gregg Olson (Soccer, men), Susan Ortwein (Water Polo, women), Kate Paye (Basketball, women), J.D. Reive (Gymnastics, men), David Shaw (Football), Ken Shibuya (Volleyball, men), Jordan Steele Marotta (Field Hockey), Erik Storck (Sailing), Dean Stotz (Baseball), Katherine Sweet (Lightweight Crew, women), Chris Swircek (Gymnastics, women), Willie Taggart (Football),

Department Offices: Arrillaga Family Sports Center

Mail Code: 94305-6150

Phone: (650) 723-4591

Web Site:

Courses offered by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation have the subject code ATHLETIC, and are listed in the "Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation [ATHLETIC] Courses" section of this bulletin.

From the founding of the University, Stanford's leaders have believed physical activity is valuable for its own sake and complementary to the educational purpose of the University. The mission of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation is to offer the widest possible range of quality programs for athletic participation and physical fitness at all levels of skill and interest. Within the limitations of its resources, the department provides a broad range of instructional, recreational, and intramural competitive programs for all who wish to participate. The intrinsic value to the participant is the primary criterion by which the worth of the programs should be judged.

The goals of the department's programs are to promote understanding of the value and role of physical activity as an important dimension of the human condition, to develop performance skills in sport, to develop the habit of participation, and to provide leadership opportunities in aquatics, sports, and other physical activities. To this end, the program encompasses a diversity of learning and participating opportunities from informal recreation through organized intramural competition, basic instructional classes, and theoretical study to, and including, intercollegiate athletic competition.

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