McFall promoted to lead Northwestern State Athletics academic support staff

Taylor McFall has been promoted to assistant athletics director for student-athlete development, announced Northwestern State athletics director Greg Burke on Monday.

McFall served in the NSU Athletics academic services department for nearly one year as the academic coordinator and director of the enhanced academic program.

“Taylor has done an outstanding job of mentoring student-athletes and engaging with coaches over the past eight months, which combined with experience working at other Division I programs across the country, has provided a solid foundation for assuming oversight for the athletic department’s overall academic support program,” said NSU Director of Athletics Greg Burke. “Taylor will have big shoes to fill as NSU has been blessed over the past couple of decades to have highly dedicated leaders in the academic support area, but she is up to the task.

“She is bright, energetic, creative and genuinely cares about the student-athlete. Her work ethic is tremendous. I look forward to working with her and her staff.”

McFall guided women’s basketball, volleyball and track and field/cross country programs this past season, handling academic eligibility, secondary advising and registration services and a host of other duties.

She will manage NSU Athletics’ academic support operations for the nearly 400 student-athletes on campus.

McFall will also coordinate life skills training for NSU’s competitors, along with overseeing the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and helping direct community service initiatives involving NSU Athletics teams and staff members.

Prior to arriving in Natchitoches, McFall spent two-plus years at Louisiana Tech as an athletic academic advisor, working closely with a variety of Tech’s athletic teams.

The Western Kentucky product has an undergraduate degree in social work and a masters degree in recreation and sport administration.

McFall has experience at other regional schools, working as an athletics academic advisor at Old Dominion and Central Arkansas.

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