CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) - John A. Logan College has a new athletic director.
According to a press release, Greg Starrick returned on Thursday, September 1 on a part-time basis as the college's new athletic director. He replaced Jerry Halstead, who recently retired.
Starrick has had a long affiliation with JALC where he worked from 1972 until 1985 serving in several roles, including head baseball coach, assistant basketball coach, executive director of the JALC Foundation and director of College Relations.
The Marion native starred at SIU from 1970-72 where he ranked first all-time in free throw percentage and is a member of the SIU Hall of Fame and All-Century Team. After leaving JALC to pursue a private business interest, Starrick remained active in athletics serving as an on-air commentator for the SIU men's basketball team.
For Starrick the main reason for returning was simple, student athletes.
"I am looking forward to getting to know all the coaches, but what I am really looking forward to is getting to know all the student athletes and working on their behalf," he said.
Starrick will oversee seven sports that include: men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's and women's golf and volleyball.
The college is part of the Region 24 of the NJCAA and the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.