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September 11, 2013

Dallas Baptist’s Erwin selected as RSU AD

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“I have truly enjoyed my time at Dallas Baptist,” Ryan said. “Over the last 10 years I have been afforded so many opportunities and an abundance of support. DBU will always hold a special place in my family’s heart.”

Erwin is an active member of the National Association of College Director of Athletics (NACDA), National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), and the NCAA Division II Athletic Director Association (D2ADA), where he serves on the Board of Directors. Erwin also serves as the chair of the Heartland Conference Athletic Directors and on the NCAA Division II Nominating Committee, as well as a member of the Division II Mentoring Institute for the 2013-2014 year.

While with Dallas Baptist, he instituted academic-focused programs that helped boost the department’s grade point average to the highest level in its history. He also played an instrumental role in developing its Champions for Christ program, as well as its Global Sports Mission Initiative with athletic mission trips to Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru, South Korea, England, Honduras, China, Liberia, and Brazil.

Erwin previously served at Dallas Baptist as the assistant athletic director for media relations and compliance from 2003-2006, as well as serving in the Office of the Executive Vice President. He has worked for Today Newspapers in Duncanville and Cedar Hill, as well as the Terrell Tribune, writing for the sports section.

A native of Terrell, Texas, Erwin holds two degrees from Dallas Baptist, including a bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications (2003) and a master’s degree in higher education administration (2004). Erwin and his wife Kristy, a 2003 and 2005 Dallas Baptist graduate, have a son, Gage, and a daughter, Gentry. The Erwins are active members of Longbranch Community Baptist Church in Midlothian, Texas, where they volunteer with the youth department.

Erwin will begin his duties at Rogers State on October 14.

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