Mission Statement

West Virginia University Athletics is comprised of student-athletes, coaches, staff and stakeholders from all walks of life. While our individual differences make us unique, we all share a common bond as Mountaineers. We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for Every Mountaineer.

Philosophy

West Virginia University Athletics recognizes that, as a microcosm of society, sport is not exempt from the perils of inequality, bias and discrimination. Understanding that sport can be a platform for positive change, we take responsibility of our unique opportunity to unify people of all social identities.

The culture of West Virginia University Athletics promotes diversity, equity and inclusion by continuously assessing: 1) Recruitment and retention, 2) Department wide education and training, and 3) Student-athlete needs. Championing these three foundational pillars will create sustainable and quantifiable impact within our department and the greater Mountaineer community.

Committee

Paige Diggs

Paige Diggs

Assistant Athletics Director for DEI/5th Quarter Director
Jason Butts

Jason Butts

Head Coach
Gymnastics
Nick Carroll

Nick Carroll

Graduate Assistant
Student-Athlete Development
Ellen Collins

Ellen Collins

Student-Athlete
Gymnastics
Alec Dominguez

Alec Dominguez

NIL Coordinator
Simon Dover

Simon Dover

Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director/Business Operations, CFO
Blessing Ejiofor

Blessing Ejiofor

Student-Athlete
Women's Basketball
Tina Griffith

Tina Griffith

Assistant Coach
Rowing
Osman Kamara

Osman Kamara

Assistant Director of Player Relations/Transition Coordinator
Football
Erik Martin

Erik Martin

Assistant Coach
Men's Basketball
Amy Prunty

Amy Prunty

Program Assistant
David Simms

David Simms

Assistant Director of Athletics Marketing
Jalen Thornton

Jalen Thornton

Student-Athlete
Football
Keli Zinn

Keli Zinn

Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Director of Athletics

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