BREVARD, NC - Brevard College will turn to a familiar face to lead its Athletics Department, as former staffer Myranda Nash has been named as the Tornados' next Director of Athletics effective July 1.
"I'd like to thank Juan Mascaro and President Joyce for the opportunity to lead this special group of coaches and student-athletes," said Nash. "I cherished my previous time at Brevard and look forward to coming home to continue the transition into Division III and the USA South to create a positive environment for our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and loyal supporters."
Having progressed in roles of increasing responsibility, Nash worked at Brevard College from August 2010 until January 2016. She was the Associate Athletic Director / Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) supervising six sports, serving as the advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, managing athletic department budgets, and oversaw all game day operations.
Beginning as an Assistant to the Athletic Director, Nash earned a total of three promotions during her tenure with the Tornados, and served as Brevard College's SWA from 2012 through her departure. Since leaving Brevard College in 2016, Nash has been the Associate Athletic Director/ SWA at Division II Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota.
"Eric Schoh has been a wonderful mentor and provided me with tremendous guidance during my time at Winona State," Nash said of the Warriors' Athletic Director. "I value my relationships made there and now look forward to the progress and initiatives that are in our future at Brevard College. I'm thrilled to be a part of what's in store for Nado Nation. "
"I couldn't be more proud of Myranda or more excited for her to take on this new role," said Vice President for Strategy and Operations Juan Mascaro. "Myranda was an incredibly valued member of our staff that always strove to make Brevard College the best it could possibly be. It became clear during her time at Brevard that Myranda was going to become an AD at some point in her career. I'm thrilled that it'll be with us."
The Statesville, NC native graduated from Western Carolina University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management with a minor in leadership. She returned to Cullowhee and earned her MBA in 2012, which she attained while working at Brevard College.
"We are thrilled to see Myranda coming home," says David Joyce, President at Brevard College. "She is the consummate professional, has an unbelievable work ethic and is just a lot of fun to be around. She will be a terrific addition to the Brevard Family."
In addition to her role as the Director of Athletics, Nash will also serve as the College's Executive Director of Strategy and Operations, where she will assist in the oversight of Information Technology, Human Resources, Institutional Research, Facilities, and Strategic Planning departments.
Interim Director of Athletics, Jamie Atkinson, will remain in her current role through June 30.
Release courtesy of the Brevard sports information department.