KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.—Oregon Institute of Technology has appointed John Van Dyke to serve as the university’s new athletic director.
Van Dyke inherits the role from Greg Stewart, who has served as Oregon Tech’s interim AD for the past year while juggling his head coaching position of the Owls softball program. Stewart will resume his position as associate athletic director and will continue coaching.
“Oregon Tech is a special place and I am honored to be joining the Hustlin' Owls,” Van Dyke said. “I look forward to helping lead the university’s efforts to grow and strengthen our sports programs, and provide new opportunities for our men and women athletes to excel on and off the playing field."
Prior to joining OIT, Van Dyke had been serving as the men’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington since 2001.
“He is very well respected as a leader for athletes on teams he has coached and managed, and as a nationally competitive coach with a strong track record,” Oregon Tech president Nagi Naganathan said. “What we have heard from everyone we talked to is that John manages his teams and coaches with integrity, led by strong values of sportsmanship, ethics and the importance of strong academics.”
Van Dyke will officially start on February 1.