<strong>UTD hires assistant Athletic Director</strong>
Albert Buckles has been named the assistant director for external affairs for UTD, Athletic Director Chris Gage announced June 15.
Buckles, a graduate and varsity basketball player at SIU-Edwardsville, earned his master’s of sports science from the U.S. Sports Academy in 2003.
“Albert is a welcome and important addition to our department,” Gage said in a press release.
He will work to cultivate relationships with community businesses, alumni and other supporters, Gage said.
<strong>Comet Volleyball adds one to staff</strong>
Zachary Villarreal has been appointed assistant coach for the newly-formed UTD women’s volleyball team.
Villarreal joins Head Coach Marci Sanders, with whom he coached at Angelo State for four seasons.
“Zach has always been a student of the game,” Sanders said in a June 15 UTD press release.
“He was eager to get back into the collegiate coaching ranks, and I believe he will be a valuable addition to our program,” Sanders said.
<strong>Rec sports to host 3-on-3 tournament</strong>
UTD recreational sports will hold a 3-on-3 basketball tournament July 13-14.
Registration extends now through July 7 in the Activity Center.
“It’s really the first time we’ve done something over the summer, but with such a good turnout this year for intramurals we thought we’d extend into the summer,” Coordinator of Intramurals and Club Sports Steve Anderson said.