PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Alderson Broaddus University President Dr. Tim Barry announced Carrie Bodkins as the University’s next athletic director.
With this appointment, Bodkins becomes the first female athletic director in Alderson Broaddus’ history. She has served as the acting athletic director since January 1, 2019, following the leave of absence of former athletic director Dennis Creehan.
“Carrie will be a wonderful advocate for our students and brings with her a collegial atmosphere that will ensure our students’ successes on and off the playing field,” said Dr. Barry.
Bodkins has served as the senior associate athletic director since 2015 when she moved to athletic administration full-time as the University’s compliance director after 11 years as the head coach of the AB women’s volleyball team.
For the last five years, Bodkins has been a member of the NCAA Management Council. She chairs the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Athletic Administration Council and currently serves as the Battlers Senior Woman Administrator.
“I am honored by the opportunity to lead the athletic department at Alderson Broaddus, my alma mater,” Bodkins said. “AB holds a very special place in my heart. As a student-athlete, I earned a valuable degree, built lifelong friendships and memories, and met my husband.”
“The athletic department at AB has changed a great deal since 1995 when I first arrived in Philippi. By the fall of 2019, we will have 30 sports and activities under the umbrella of athletics, the most of any school in the state,” Bodkins continued. “I want to build on the previous successes of the athletic department and continue to pave the way for our student-athletes so they can have their own wonderful experiences and memories on the mountaintop. I am blessed to call AB my home and have spent over half my life as a part of the Battler family. I want to take this opportunity to thank President Barry and the administration for their support, as I am excited to be a part of the bright future for Battler Athletics.”
As a 1999 graduate of AB, Bodkins was a two-sport athlete playing both volleyball and basketball. She was inducted into the Battler Hall of Fame in 2018 for her accomplishments as a student-athlete and coach.