COLORADO SPRINGS – The U.S. Air Force Academy announces Nathan Pine has been selected as the academy’s new director of athletics.
Pine has been the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at the College of the Holy Cross since 2013, where he manages an annual budget of $32 million, more than 100 full-time employees and more than 700 student-athletes who compete in 27 Division I sports.
During his tenure the college won multiple NCAA graduation rate honors as athletes maintained a cumulative GPA above 3.10 every semester he was there. The athletic department also saw a significant increase in fundraising and coordinated broader regional and national exposure for the college.
Pine called the Academy a special place and said he’s excited to lead its athletics department. “This is a tremendous time to build upon the foundation that is already in place within the athletics department. The US Air Force Academy brings in some of our nation’s best and brightest student-athletes, and the shared responsibility to develop them into leaders for this nation is the cornerstone to everything I want to achieve here.”
He is expected to arrive at the academy in January.