Biggs Elevated To Associate Athletic Director At WKU

Bowling Green, Ky. — Western Kentucky University Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig announced Friday that Craig Biggs has been promoted to Associate Athletic Director of Facilities.

Biggs, who has been the school’s Assistant Athletic Director of Facilities since 2001, has worked on the Hill since 1993.

“I’m thrilled with the promotion and look forward to being a part of WKU Athletics family for a long time,” said Biggs. “It means a lot to me that President Ransdell and Dr. Selig want to make sure that I remain on the Hill. My family and I are looking forward to remaining a part of the Bowling Green community.”

In addition to overseeing nine of WKU’s 20 athletic programs, Biggs will continue to manage a $2 million budget for facilities and operations, administer capital construction projects totaling over $50 million, and oversee game management and scheduling practices for all Hilltopper and Lady Topper programs. He also currently administers contractual services for concessions and catering, and oversees postseason championship coordination and travel.

Biggs, a native of Columbia, Ky., originally served as the Coordinator of Athletic Concessions in 1993, adding the title of Coordinator of Athletic Facilities a year later.

He has served as the tournament director for several Sun Belt Conference championships held on the WKU campus during his tenure, and has staffed numerous league championships outside of Bowling Green. And, he was part of the NCAA’s game management staff for the 2003 men’s basketball Final Four in New Orleans.

On campus, Biggs has been part of more than a dozen committees, including serving on the University Trademark and Logo Redesign Committee — after chairing the group, he would go on to be the athletic department’s Collegiate Licensing coordinator — University Parking and Transportation Committee, Homecoming Planning Committee, Special Events Committee and Parents Weekend Committee. Biggs has also volunteered coaching football, basketball and baseball in the community — he is currently in his fifth year on the Warren County Parks Pee Wee Baseball League Board of Directors, including a two-year term as President.

Furthermore, fellow Sun Belt members Arkansas-Little Rock, Middle Tennessee and North Texas have consulted Biggs regarding the development of their on-campus athletic facilties.

“Craig has done a superb job in his 13 years with the WKU athletic department,” Selig said. “Craig was our day-to-day point person for the $33 million Diddle Arena renovation project, and he has already taken charge of the $37.5 million Smith Stadium renovation and expansion effort. He is a leader within our program and throughout our community. He is certainly deserving of this promotion, and it reflects the confidence we place in him daily to help us move Hilltopper athletics forward.”

Biggs, 35, earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Kentucky. He and his wife Stacey have two sons, Alex (9) and Mason (5).

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