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Bald to Retire as St. Norbert College Athletics Director June 1

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, January 27, 2021 |
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College athletics director Tim Bald has announced his retirement, effective June 1.

Bald spent 17 years as the St. Norbert athletics director, starting in July 2004, and has presided over tremendous success and growth during his tenure. The Green Knights won 78 conference championships and qualified for 63 NCAA Division III tournaments, which included five national championships. Student-athletes also captured four individual NCAA Division III championships and claimed 49 CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

"When I came to campus for my interviews in Spring 2004, I realized what a special place St. Norbert College is," Bald said. "It is special because of the people from the administration to the faculty, staff and students. I appreciate the fact that my career overlapped with the presidency of Tom Kunkel, who changed the landscape of the campus. I know Green Knight Athletics will continue to flourish under the leadership of President Dr. Brian Bruess and Vice-President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jenn Bonds-Raacke, as well as all of our coaches and Green Knight student-athletes."

Bald, who turns 63 in February, has seen the total of student-athletes competing at the start of his tenure rise from about 400 to well over 500 currently. St. Norbert has added four sports in that time, women's hockey in 2010-11, men's and women's swimming and diving in 2018-19 and men's volleyball in 2020. The college opened Donald J. Schneider Stadium in 2010, a refurbished Mel Nicks Sports Complex in 2015 and a reimagined Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center in 2017.

"Student-athletes, coaches, faculty, and staff will greatly miss Tim," Bonds-Raacke said. "Tim has been a strong advocate for athletics during his tenure and his dedication to SNC is unquestionable."

St. Norbert captured 12 Midwest Conference All-Sports Trophies under Bald, eight women and four men. The Green Knights also had 10 Top 100 finishes in the Division III Directors' Cup standings over an 11-year stretch from 2006-07 to 2016-17. Highlights included winning a then-record 202 games in 2009-10 with a conference winning percentage of 86 percent, all 20 sports finishing in the top four of the conference standings in 2013-14, seven Midwest Conference titles in 2014-15 - the Green Knights' most in 27 years - and a school-record eight NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in 2016-17.

Bonds-Raacke said a search will begin when the position is posted in February.

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