The athletics department of Trinity Christian College has announced a shift in leadership as Bill Schepel ’85 takes over as the interim athletics director for the 2011-12 school year. Schepel, who has been with the department for the past four years, fills the interim position that Josh Lenarz ’98 held last year. Lenarz, who relinquished the position, will continue to serve the department as assistant athletics director and head women’s soccer coach.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as athletics director this year,” said Schepel. “Sports have always been a passion of mine and I have had the privilege of being involved with athletics my entire professional career. We have a great staff at Trinity and I look forward to working with them and providing leadership for our department.”
For the past four years at Trinity, Schepel has served as the head volleyball coach as well as assistant professor and co-chair of the physical education department. He will continue his coaching responsibilities as he takes on the duties of athletics director. Schepel enters the position with experience and education as he holds a master’s degree in sports administration, served as athletics director at Timothy Christian High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, for two years, and has experience in leading a department.
“I appreciate Bill’s enthusiasm for the position, along with his commitment that has been a part of his work at Trinity,” said Provost Liz Rudenga. “I also thank Josh Lenarz for his excellent leadership and dedication to the athletics program for the past year.”