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

Tangela Cheatham

Tangela Cheatham

Chair
Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement
Audrey Adams

Audrey Adams

Student-Athlete
Volleyball
Jason Butts

Jason Butts

Head Coach
Gymnastics
Dr. Dayna Charbonneau

Dr. Dayna Charbonneau

Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology
Simon Dover

Simon Dover

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Business Operations
Ayana Dunning

Ayana Dunning

Assistant Director of Operations
Women's Basketball
Shelly-Anne Gallimore

Shelly-Anne Gallimore

Assistant Coach
Track & Field
Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Assistant Athletic Director/Donor Relations & Administration
Larry Harrison

Larry Harrison

Associate Head Coach
Men's Basketball
Nikki Izzo-Brown

Nikki Izzo-Brown

Head Coach
Women's Soccer
Osman Kamara

Osman Kamara

5th Quarter Graduate Assistant
Football
Kayza Massey

Kayza Massey

Student-Athlete
Women's Soccer
Keli Zinn

Keli Zinn

Deputy Director of Athletics

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