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Rosemont appoints new Athletic Director

John PavlowRosemont, PA — Rosemont College appointed a new Athletic Director  on March 12.

Filling the position is former Penn State-Abington Associate Athletic Director and head baseball coach Joseph Pavlow. He will replace Lynn Rothenhoefer, who served as Athletic Director for the past 13 years before leaving in December.

Pavlow joined the Rosemont community after receiving the nod of approval from student athletes, coaches, faculty, staff members, and trustees. He brings with him over eight years of experience, having served as the Associate Director of Athletics at Penn State-Abington since 2009.

“I’m honored and humbled to be selected by President Hirsh and the search committee to serve as the next Director of Athletics for Rosemont College,” Pavlow said. “The campus community has been very welcoming throughout this entire process. I look forward to working with everyone at Rosemont to move into a new era in the CSAC. The opportunity to share the Rosemont mission and vision with future athletes is exciting.”

In his role as Associate Athletic Director, Pavlow was responsible for all day-to-day internal operations at the Penn State campus in Abington, PA. This included serving as the administrator for all men’s sports, budget management, handling contest and official contracts, as well as facility rental agreements.  He also served as the department representative for major fundraising initiatives, transportation coordinator for all varsity sports, faculty liaison, and oversaw event management and game administration.

Even with all of his Associate Athletic Director duties, Pavlow still found time to coach the Penn State-Abington baseball team. He was named head coach in 2009, and during his nine-year run, he led the team to four North Eastern Athletic Conference baseball regular season titles and a total of 162 victories—which is a Penn State-Abington record.

Pavlow received his BA in Economics from Rutgers University and his MS in Sports Science, Sports Administration from Lock Haven University. Prior to his time at Penn State, Pavlow served as Assistant Baseball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. He also taught Math and Social Studies at Paul VI High School in Haddonfield, NJ.

“We are excited about the experience, expertise, and energy that Joe will bring to the College,” said Dr. Sharon Hirsh, President of Rosemont College. “I am confident he will do great things for our athletic programs.”