Northwestern State has announced Mike Doty as its new director of athletic facilities and event management.
Doty’s the Demons staff after spending the past two years as the athletic facilities coordinator at Missouri Southern State in Joplin, Missouri.
His hiring is subject to approval by the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System, which includes Northwestern State.
“Mike will be a very positive addition to our Athletic Department,” NSU Director of Athletics Greg Burke said. “He earned a master’s degree from one of the most highly regarded sports administration programs in the country. Ironically, one of my good friends in the industry was a mentor for Mike at Ohio University and spoke highly of him on a personal and professional level. Mike has worked hard early in his career to gain valuable experience that has prepared him for this position at NSU. He has the people skills, work ethic, and desire to get better that will be assets for him on a daily basis.”
Doty brings a varied background with him to Northwestern State.
A 2010 political science and international studies graduate of the University of Nebraska, Doty spent four years as an admissions counselor at Nebraska. After two years, he was promoted to senior admissions counselor, a position he held for two years before attending graduate school at Ohio University.
While earning his master’s of spots administration from Ohio in 2015, Doty was an operations graduate assistant in Ohio’s Event Services department. He also served as the manager of game day operations and promotions for the Southern Ohio Copperheads, a member of the Great Lakes Summer League. While with the Copperheads, Doty worked with the other 11 teams to craft the schedule for the summer wooden-bat league.
While at Missouri Southern, Doty managed all the university’s athletic facilities, coordinated logistics of all events held in those facilities, maintained the athletic facilities and grounds and wrote all event and facility contracts.
During his time as a student at Ohio, he worked on a study of the Football Bowl Association, which earned a Best Project Award. He also worked with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and with the New York Giants, dealing with football analytics.