July 5, 2001
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Western Kentucky University athletics director Dr. Wood Selig announced Thursday the promotion of Craig Biggs to assistant athletic director for facilities and operations.
Biggs, who has been a part of the Hilltopper athletic staff since 1992, will be directly involved with the $26 million athletics renovation project which centers around E.A. Diddle Arena, but also involves improvements to L.T. Smith Stadium/Jimmy Feix Field, Nick Denes Field as well as the WKU Soccer and Softball Fields.
"Craig is the glue that holds our administrative and coaching staffs together," Selig said. "He has a tremendous amount of knowledge of athletic administration and an ability to work well with everyone in the department. Craig has definitely paid his dues and is most deserving of this title."
"It's a great opportunity to be part of a staff, especially now with the ongoing changes in our department and the renovation project, to advance and be a part of this process," said Biggs. "I'm looking forward to the challenge as we continue to develop and grow as an intercollegiate program,"
Biggs has been with WKU since 1992, most recently serving as the Coordinator of Athletic Facilities since 1994. His responsibilities have included managing the day-to-day operations and maintaining all of Western's athletic facilities, overseeing gameday setup for Hilltopper athletic events, scheduling times for both games and practices as well as monitoring and developing the facilities operations budget. He also is WKU athletics coordinator with Collegiate Licensing and is the department's liaison between University Special Events and Campus Facilities Management.
Biggs also was the Coordinator of Athletic Concessions from 1993-99, managing concessions for all events held in WKU athletic facilities, including overseeing sales, inventory and the budget. He began his career on the Hill as an Athletics Marketing Intern in 1992, assisting in the promotion and advertising of WKU athletic events, and the sales of game programs and athletic merchandise.
In his roles in the athletic department, Biggs has served as the game/event manager for several NCAA football and women's basketball postseason games, four Sun Belt Conference championships, three Kentucky High School Athletic Association Girls' Sweet Sixteen state tournaments and the KHSAA Boys' 4th Region tournament from 1995-99. He also was a supervisor on the event staff at Tennessee Titans home games during the 1999 NFL season.
A 1993 graduate of WKU with a bachelor's degree in recreation/sports management and minors in marketing and psychology, Biggs resides in Bowling Green with his wife Stacey, and sons Alex (4) and Mason (nine months).