Department of Athletics Announces Promotions of George, Kane

Department of Athletics Announces Promotions of George, Kane

AURORA, N.Y.Patricia George and Dan Kane have earned promotions in recognition of their long-time service to Wells College and its student-athletes, Director of Athletics Michael Borsz announced early Wednesday morning. George will become the department’s Aquatics and Fitness Center Director while Kane will assume the title of Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities.

George, entering her seventh full year at Wells College, will assume all responsibilities related to the Schwartz Athletic Complex, including the Fitness and Aquatic Centers. She will also instruct two Wellness courses as part of her administrative responsibilities. George, who has served as the Head Coach of the Wells College men’s and women’s swimming programs, remains the school’s only two-time North Eastern Athletic Conference champion coach after winning titles with both the men’s and women’s teams.

The NEAC swimming chairperson since 2009, she also was named the department’s Senior Women’s Administrator in 2010. George is a 2004 graduate of SUNY Cortland with a degree in Physical Education (K-12) and is currently the longest tenured Head Coach in the department.

Kane assumes the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities title with his promotion, supervising all of the department’s athletic facilities outside of the pool and fitness center. He will serve as a point person for all facilities-related issues and work as a liaison to the Buildings and Grounds department.

The longest tenured men’s soccer coach in program history, Kane has secured 27 victories for the team dating back to the 2009 season. His players have received a combined eight All-Conference awards across four years and, most recently, his 2011 squadron ranked 10th across all Division III programs nationally in save percentage (.858) and 60th in saves per game (6.44). His 2011 team also posted the most overall victories (8) and also the most NEAC victories (5) in program history.

A 2005 graduate of Catholic University in Philosophy, Kane also holds a post-graduate degree in Education with a specialization in Athletic Leadership and Program Administration from Goucher College. He has also served as the Wells College mixed golf coach during his time at Wells.

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