Aug. 11, 2010
Josh Lawrence, who for the past seven years has been the Director of the Jenny Craig Pavilion, has been promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations. Lawrence will oversee a staff of five full-timers and be responsible for the overall supervision for all facilities, scheduling, maintenance, event management and operations, and budget responsibilities. Since 2003 he has been responsible for attracting and coordinating events at the JCP that included NCAA competitions, Associated Student productions, as well as locally sponsored athletic and entertainment events.
Prior to USD, Lawrence spent seven years at UC San Diego where his responsibilities included managing the RIMAC Arena. Josh received his B.S. from UC San Diego in 1993 with a double major in Political Science and U.S. History. Josh and his wife, Lisa, reside in San Diego with their two-year-old daughter Anne Elizabeth.
Branda Cook, the Assistant Director of the Jenny Craig Pavilion since May of 2006, has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Facilities and Operations. She'll oversee the Jenny Craig Pavilion, facility scheduling, work study student and staff hiring, event management and operations, and custodial staff at the JCP.
Rounding out the staff are Assistant Directors Matt Parr, Whitney Strain and Joey Smits, as well as Sierra Foster, Assistant Director of Ticketing. Parr will be responsible for facility maintenance, USD Athletic Transportation, oversight of Athletic Department Bus Drivers, and event management and operations; Strain will be responsible for facility scheduling, assisting with student and staff training, hiring and payroll, coordinating visiting team information, and event management and operations; and Smits will be responsible for facility maintenance, student and staff training and scheduling, assisting with USD Transportation, and event management. Foster, who joined the USD team back in 2006, is responsible for all ticket related operations for Athletics as well as Special Events hosted in the JCP and Torero Stadium.