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Shane Drahota Named Assistant AD For Internal Affairs At WSC

Posted: 28 February, 2013

WAYNE - Wayne State College Director of Athletics Mike Powicki announced on Wednesday that Shane Drahota has been hired as Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Affairs and will begin his new position with the Wildcat athletic department on Monday, March 4.

            “We are extremely excited to be adding Shane to the Wildcat Athletics family.  Shane brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of compliance and student athlete services, as well as, expertise in overall intercollegiate athletic administration.  He will play a very important role in Wayne State College Athletics continuing to improve and enhance how we serve our student athletes, coaches and Wayne State College,” said Wayne State College Athletic Director Mike Powicki.
            Drahota comes to Wayne State from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota where he served as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Services since November, 2007.  At Minnesota State, he oversaw compliance and rules education efforts for 20 sports and also served as the women’s bowling coach for two years.
            Before joining Minnesota State in compliance, Drahota served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at the University of South Dakota for a year and half.  He supervised the school’s sports information department while also overseeing marketing and ticket components for USD athletics along with community relations and corporate partnership programs.
            Drahota began his career in collegiate athletics serving as the Assistant Director for Athletic Communications at Minnesota State for eight years before moving on to South Dakota.  He has also served on the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Central Region Committee and was a district coordinator for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program for three years.
            Shane is a native of Jackson, Minnesota and owns a master’s degree from Minnesota State in athletics administration (2008) and received his bachelor degree from Minnesota State in 1999 in management and human resource management.  He and his wife Liz have one son, Dayne.

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