Gonzaga Announces Two Additions To Athletic Department

Aug. 14, 2009

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University athletic director Mike Roth announced the addition of two staff members to the Bulldog athletic department. Louise Torgerson joins the academic and compliance staff as the CHAMPS Life Skills Coordinator, while Andy Main joins the Rudolf Fitness Center as an assistant director.

Torgerson comes to Gonzaga after spending the past year serving as the Athletic Academic Advisor at the University of Montana. Prior to her stint at Montana, she worked as an Academic Counselor and in student-athlete academic services at Washington State University and the University of Idaho. Torgerson will assist with academic advisement for all of Gonzaga’s student-athletes as well as implementing a four-year life skills program that will be tailored to meet the needs of each one of the student-athletes.

Torgerson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Management from Washington State in 2006 and later earned her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from WSU in 2008.

“Louise brings a wealth of experience to our student-athlete academic lab that will greatly benefit our student-athletes,” stated Mike Roden, Director of Academic Support Services. “She has great passion for working with student-athletes and also has a strong background in community involvement that will allow her to mesh well at Gonzaga.”

Main comes to Gonzaga after four years with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue (Wash.).Main was the Athletic Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue for two years before being promoted to Senior Athletic Director for his final two years. He also spent time working in the Intramural/RecSports departments at the University of Tennessee and the University of Washington. Main’s primary duties at Gonzaga will be to assist with the coordinating of intramurals, as wells as assisting with sport specific training and coordinating coaches compliance training.

Main earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington in 2004 and later earned a Master’s in Sport Management from Tennessee in 2005.

“Andy brings a cool and collective attitude to our team,” commented Jose Hernandez, Director of the Rudolf Fitness Center. “During the hiring process he demonstrated great interpersonal skills and demeanor that will not only serve well with our diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty but also help with intramurals when questions or conflict arise.”

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