Rose State College announced Tuesday that it will expand its athletic program to include intercollegiate soccer in the fall of 2014.
The soccer program – which will compete in Division I, Region II of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) – will join the preexisting baseball and softball programs at Rose State. The expansion of Rose State sports has also prompted the addition of an athletic director’s position.
Rose State President Jeanie Webb has appointed Joey DaVault as the new AD.
“Many of our students have been asking for more sports and activities on campus,” Rose State President Jeanie Webb said via press release. “When the opportunity arose to expand athletics, our student senate got totally behind the idea and helped make it happen.
“Our athletic department has now grown to a size such that the logical next step is creating the position of athletic director.”
DaVault most recently served as the director of the Community Learning Center for Rose State College. He’s also had coaching stops at Southeastern Oklahoma State, Norman High, and Norman North High School. DaVault was named an All-State golf coach and The Oklahoman Coach of the Year while at Norman Public Schools.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity and look forward to providing the best athletic experience for our student athletes,” DaVault said.