Lucas Moosman: New Dean of Athletics at Sierra College
Rocklin, CA-Sierra College has named Lucas Moosman as the new Dean of Athletics and Athletic Director. Moosman will fill the vacancy left by interim AD, Roz Goldenberg. He will begin work on August 4, 2014.
Lucas is currently serving as the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Support Services at San Diego State University. His responsibilities there are oversight of all athletics student service areas for nearly 550 student-athletes including academic advising, admissions, NCAA eligibility processes, housing and food services, student rights and responsibilities, student-athlete wellness, and life skills/student-athlete affairs. Having begun his career in athletics as a football student-athlete at both the community college (Los Medanos) and Division III levels, he is passionate in his support for student-athletes. He is also delighted to be making the move to Rocklin to serve as Sierra College's new Athletic Director and Dean of Athletics.
Lucas began his college education at Los Medanos Community College and from there transferred to the University of Redlands, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. From Redlands, Lucas moved to U.C. Berkeley, earning his M.A. in Education: Athletes and Academic Achievement, in 2002.
Lucas's career in athletics commenced as an Instructional Assistant/Assistant to the Athletic Director at Los Medanos from 1996 - 1998; he later served as Assistant to the Sports Information Director at University of Redlands while working on his Bachelor's degree. After earning his M.A. from U.C. Berkeley in 2002 he accepted a position with Los Medanos as their Assistant Football Coach and Part-time Physical Education Instructor; in spring 2003 he moved to Diablo Valley College (still within the Contra Costa Community College District) to serve as their Assistant Football Coach and Part-time Physical Education Instructor, a position he held until 2008. During the period from 2001 - 2008 Lucas also held a full-time position at the Cesar Chavez Student Center at U.C. Berkeley, serving as Advising Coordinator for student-athlete counseling. In 2008 Moosman was offered and accepted a position at the University of Utah Athletics Division as their Assistant Athletic director for Academic Services, a position he held until July 2012. While at the University of Utah, Lucas served as a member of the Senior Administrative Staff for Athletics and on the Athletics Strategic Planning Commission, assisting with development of their 3 - 5 year strategic plan for transition into the Pac-12 Conference. During his tenure with the University of Utah the Athletics department achieved several department records, including highest student-athlete GPA in spring 2012 (3.139), Fall 2011 (3.072) and Fall 2010 (3.069), highest team GPA for eleven sports, including Football, an 83% Graduation Success rate (2012-13), and the Pac-12 Conference's third highest departmental Academic Progress Rate (APR) for 2010, 2011, and 2012.
At San Diego State Lucas assists with the overall management of the university's Athletics department. He has established a "customer service culture" within Student Support Services, earning the trust of coaches and staff by creating a collaborative approach to supporting student-athletes. During his tenure his accomplishments include partnering with Counseling and Psychological Services on a $10,000 grant from MillerCoors to establish an Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention Program for student-athletes, creating and directing the Student-Athlete Wellness Team, and helping Athletics achieve departmental records for the highest GPA (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Fall 2013) and single and multi-year APR record (2012-13).
"You will find that no one is more committed to the development of each student-athlete, the improvement of their campus experience, and integration of athletics within the campus community as a whole," Moosman wrote in seeking the Athletic Director position at Sierra. "I am committed to fostering an exceptional student-athlete experience and firmly believe in a college environment where students can excel in their academic and athletic pursuits."
Lucas, his wife, Molly, and their daughter, Emily, are excited about moving to northern California later this summer and joining Sierra College's Wolverines. We're very excited to welcome him to our Sierra family.
More information at www.sierracollege.edu
Print This Article
Placer County News HeadlinesRoseville California Crime Brief (8.31.14)Roseville, CA - Roseville California crime brief update report for August 31, 2014.
Acura ILX: Luxury Vehicle, Reasonable PriceFor car shoppers looking for an upscale luxury sedan that doesn't arrive with a luxurious price tag, Acura debuted the ILX a year ago and its back for 2014 virtually unchanged
People with Autism Especially VulnerablePerhaps like you, recently I read of an incident in Okeechobee, Florida, in which an 18-year-old man was recorded on video beating, choking, kicking, and holding a knife to the throat of a 16-year-old boy with autism.
54 Year Old Roseville Woman Killed with Own VehicleRoseville- 54-year-old Bernadette Ann Richardson was killed when her SUV rolled backwards as she was retrieving a bicycle from her 1997 Ford Explorer.
Photos: Napa Earthquake DamageWe recently had the opportunity to tour Napa following the magnitude 6.0 earthquake. The downtown area of Napa which contains many older buildings was hit especially hard.
California Senate Passes New Gun Violence BillCalifornia's state today passed the "Gun Violence Restraining Order (AB 1014)," legislation that would allow family members or law enforcement to petition a court
Laura's Law Implementation in Placer CountyPlacer County became the sixth county in California Tuesday to implement Laura's Law - a state statute that authorizes court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment of residents with severe
$22 Million Animal Services Center in Auburn Moves ForwardThe Placer County Board of Supervisors awarded a design-build contract on Tuesday that paves the way for construction of a long-planned Animal Services Center in North Auburn that
Autism in Girls Study Launched in CaliforniaAutism is far more common in boys than girls - affecting 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls - but little is known about biological differences between boys and girls with autism.
Sierra Shoot Out Water Polo Tournament in RocklinThe Sierra Shoot Out Water Polo tournament is back for another year at Sierra College. The junior college has hosted this high school tournament for over 20 years
What is Slowing the California Housing Recovery?Realtor, Julie Jalone of MagnumOne Realty in Roseville, writes about why the California and Sacramento housing markets are not expanding as fast as expected. Find out what Julie thinks is contributing to a slower real estate market.
Circus Vargas in Roseville this September Roseville,CA -- Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages as the circus comes to Roseville.