East County Sports

Ferguson to resign as San Diego Christian AD for move to Idaho

SDCC sports information department release

SANTEE – Kyle Ferguson announced his resignation as San Diego Christian College’s Athletic Director, effective summer 2016.

Ferguson has accepted a full-time faculty position at Lewis-Clark State in Lewiston, Idaho.

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Kyle Ferguson

“It is a bittersweet moment for me and my family,” Ferguson said. “I have been blessed by my time at SDC with great professional and personal relationships. However, teaching has always been a dream of mine, and I could not pass up this opportunity. I know that God has great things in store for SDC and the institution and athletic department will continue to move forward in a positive direction.”

Ferguson, a Grand Island, Neb. native, assumed the role as Director of Athletics in July of 2013 after serving two years as Sports Information Director. As Director of Athletics, Ferguson was instrumental in the SDC Campus Relocation in January 2014. As a byproduct of the relocation, Ferguson procured and coordinated off-campus practice and game facilities.

Ferguson implemented a variety of policies and procedures to better serve students and the SDC community as a whole, including creating a vision statement, mission statement, core values, and philosophy for the athletic department.

Under Ferguson, SDC Athletics has continued to experience success on the field and court, highlighted by the baseball program’s appearance in the 2014 NAIA Avista College World Series. In addition, SDC has added Softball, Women’s Tennis, and Men’s Tennis in Ferguson’s tenure, with men’s tennis finishing their inaugural season ranked No. 8 in the final NAIA Top 25 poll and a quarter-final birth in the 2015 NAIA National Tournament.

In the classroom, student-athletes have also excelled. In 2013-2014, SDC student-athletes earned a combined 3.26 GPA while 5 teams were honored as an NAIA Scholar Team. In 14-15, SDC student-athletes finished with a combined 3.21 GPA and six teams were honored an NAIA Scholar Teams.

The search for Ferguson’s replacement will begin immediately.

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