Thad Long


Position: Associate Director - Facilities
Phone: 419.372.7479

BS Education | Bowling Green State University (1985)
MEd Sport Administration | Bowling Green State University (1992)

Service to Recreation and Wellness began in 1986.

Work Experience
Associate Director for Facilities | Bowling Green State University (2007 - Present)
Associate Director for Intramurals, Sport Clubs, and Perry Field House Programs | Bowling Green State University (2001 - 2007)
Assistant Director for Intramurals and Sport Clubs | Bowling Green State University (1992 - 2001)
Recreation Facility Manager | Bowling Green State University (1986 - 1992)
Student Recreation Center, Student Employee | Bowling Green State University (1983 - 1985)

HMSL 631: Athletic and Recreation Facility Planning and Management
SM 301: Sport and Event Management

Affiliations and Professional Membership
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, (NIRSA)
Ohio Recreational Sports Association, (ORSA)

Awards & Recognition
Received ORSA professional development grant to attend NIRSA National Conference (2010)
Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2006-2007)
Received ORSA "Honor Award" (2005)
Student Affairs "Outstanding Administrative Staff Member" Award (2005)
Commendation for 10 years of service to BG City Parks and Recreation Board (2005)
Received BGSU professional development grand to attend NIRSA Executive Institute (2003)
Finalist for BGSU Ferrari Award (2002)

Personal Web Site

Other Relevant Documents
"Make the 'Sale' or Prepare to Fail" | ORSA State Workshop (2010)
"Is this for real?! The Value of staging mock emergencies" | ORSA State Workshop (2009)
"Managing from the Middle – A Journey or a Destination?" | NIRSA National Conference (2008); BGSU Student Affairs Conference (2009)
"Developing ‘Reluctant Leaders’: The Sport Club Officer Challenge" | NIRSA National Conference (2007)
"A Technology Leap of Faith – Researching, Purchasing, and Implementing Management Software" | NIRSA National Conference (2005)
"Technology Today: It's More than Just the Game" | NIRSA National Conference (2004)
"Decision-making Tools for Today’s Student Leaders" | ORSA State Workshop (2003)
"Making Exceptions: Why, How, and Whe | ORSA State Workshop (2000)
"What's In a Name?: Creative Guidelines for Monitoring Intramural Team Names" | NIRSA National Conference (1998)
"Getting Interactive With Your Web Page" | ORSA State Workshop (1997)
"Sport Clubs Management Software: Is It Right for You?" | NIRSA National Conference (1997)
"Intramural Software: An Efficient, Affordable Option" | NIRSA National Conference (1996)
"Computer Programming in Intramurals" | Mid-American Conference Workshop (1995)
"Intramurals and Sport Clubs: Something for Everyone" | Annual presenter at BGSU freshman orientation (1992-2000)
Featured speaker at Greek Life student awards banquet (1994)