McFall has been promoted to senior academic support at NSU Athletics
NATCHITOCHES – Taylor McFall has been promoted to assistant track and field director for student and athlete development, the Northwestern State track and field director announced Greg Burke on Monday.
McFall spent nearly a year in the academic services department at NSU Athletics as the academic coordinator and director of the expanded academic program.
“Taylor has done an excellent job of mentoring student athletes and working with coaches over the past eight months, which, when combined with experience in other Division I programs across the country, provides a solid foundation for overseeing the entire academic Department of the Sports Department has created. ” Funding program, “said NSU athletics director Greg Burke. “Taylor will have great footsteps to fill as the NSU has been blessed with highly dedicated academic support leaders over the past few decades, but she is up to the task.
“She is bright, energetic, creative and really cares about the student athlete. Her work ethic is great. I look forward to working with her and her staff.”
McFall directed basketball, volleyball, and track and field / cross-country programs for women last season, handling academic aptitude, secondary counseling and registration services, and a host of other responsibilities.
She will lead NSU Athletics’ academic support for the nearly 400 student athletes on campus.
McFall will also coordinate life skills training for the NSU competitors, oversee the advisory committee for students and athletes, and support direct charitable initiatives involving NSU athlete teams and staff.
Prior to arriving in Natchitoches, McFall spent more than two years at Louisiana Tech as an academic sports advisor, working closely with various Tech sports teams.
The Western Kentucky product holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in recreation and sports management.
McFall has experience in other regional schools and has worked as an academic track and field advisor in Old Dominion and Central Arkansas.