Stevenson receives promotion at FSU

FROSTBURG — Frostburg Director of Athletics Troy A. Dell announced Monday that Rubin Stevenson has been promoted to the role of senior associate director of athletics for internal operations.

Stevenson will continue to direct the athletic department’s facilities and game management operations, after serving as the department’s associate athletic director since the fall of 2007.

During his time as associate A.D., he has overseen several facility upgrades to the Cordts P.E. Center including complete renovations to the FSU pool and weight rooms, the Bobcat tennis courts and the state-of-the-art women’s locker rooms.

“It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Rubin Stevenson to senior associate athletic director,” said Dell. “Throughout his 25-plus years of service he has repeatedly carried out his duties in a manner that has always put the interests of the university first. His unwavering willingness to step up regardless of the task is recognized across campus. In 2007, I had the good fortune of elevating Rubin to Associate Athletic Director. During the last 12 years he has been a valued confidant, trusted friend, and an instrumental part of everything that we’ve achieved. I look forward to working side by side with him as we continue to chart a course for the Athletic Department in the coming years.”

Prior to his role in gameday operations, Stevenson served as Frostburg’s head football coach from 2000-07 and compliance director from 1994-07.

The 11th head coach in the program’s history, Stevenson guided the Bobcats to a 31-47 overall record during his tenure. He also led the Bobcats to a 13-21 mark in the Atlantic Central Football Conference, two ACFC Championships (2002 and 2003) and a berth in the 2002 and 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference Southwest Championship games.

One hundred and three players earned All-ACFC honors during his tenure while garnering two conference Coach of the Year awards for himself. He also guided three players (Kevin Culbert, George O’Brien and Roy Olson) to All-American status. Olson was selected to two All-American teams (Hewlett Packard and American Football Coaches Association) in 2002 and one (College Sports Information Directors) in 2003.

Stevenson has also served as FSU’s defensive coordinator since his arrival in Frostburg in 1992. He also served as FSU’s special teams coach from 1992 to 1999 and was named the assistant head coach in 1997.

He also coached the secondary, defensive line and inside linebacker positions. His reputation as a top defensive mind earned him a coaching internship with the Washington Redskins for their 1999 training camp held at FSU.

Stevenson also served as director of compliance for the FSU athletic department from 1994-07. His responsibilities included monitoring the academic status and eligibility of all student-athletes as well as interpreting NCAA rules and regulations.

Stevenson earned his bachelor’s degree in social work from Salisbury in 1987 and his master’s degree from Central Connecticut State in educational administration and supervision in 1991. 

He is married to Patti Spencer. The two are parents of twins Faith and Grace, born May 7, 2004.

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