Cody Crump has been named the new director of equipment operations at Northwestern State.
NSU Senior Associate Director of Athletics Adam Jonson announced the hire Thursday. Crump’s hiring is subject to approval by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors.
“Cody will continue the level of high performance set by his predecessor Dan Matthiesen,” Jonson said. “Though young in his career, he has a strong passion for the industry, experience at multiple institutions and a great network of people to help him grow.”
In his new position, Crump is responsible for overseeing all equipment orders and inventories for Northwestern State’s 14 varsity sports. He also will direct student managers and oversee the operations within NSU’s equipment room.
Crump spent the past year as an equipment intern at the University of Oregon where he assisted in day-to-day operations of the program’s three equipment rooms, helped oversee game day equipment operations for 19 sports, served as the point of contact for equipment during the Women’s NIT and was an active member of the NCAA track and field and softball postseason host committees.
Additionally, Crump was the liaison for visiting football teams and managed practice and game laundry for all sports.
Crump, an August 2015 graduate of Louisiana Tech in kinesiology, spent four seasons as a student equipment manager for the Bulldogs football team. During his time as an undergraduate, Crump was instrumental in fitting, issuing, repairing, inventorying and storing all football equipment. He was responsible for setting up the coaches’ communication headsets during game day.
Crump, a Belcher native, is married to the former Lindsey Crook.