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New athletic director makes first appearance at luncheon

Kurt McGuffin stood in the middle of the room and talked to everyone that was near him. Primped in a tan suit and Missouri Western’s colors for the first time, McGuffin finally looked at home. The seventh athletic director at Western was introduced to a crowd of over 100 people Monday at the weekly Griffon Athletic Luncheon at 36th Street... Read More

McGuffin announced as new AD

Kurt McGuffin is a great fundraiser and a great man. Those were the words that Missouri Western President Robert Vartabedian said made McGuffin a worthy candidate and the reason he was chosen to become the new Athletic Director at Missouri Western. “Certainly with the budgetary crunch that we’re experiencing, those kinds of skills were obviously very important to us,” Vartabedian... Read More

Alnutt wants to graduate ‘Champions’

Mark Alnutt walked into the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex on Thursday and knew right away that this is where he wants to be. Alnutt, the senior associate athletic director for administration at Missouri, was the fourth and final man to make a pitch for the Athletic Director position currently available at Missouri Western. Alnutt spoke about why he wants to... Read More

3rd candidate says graduation rate is key

Jeremy McClain is a Division II guy. He stated that this is what Missouri Western needs throughout his presentation Monday at the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex. McClain, one of four candidates for the Athletic Director job currently available at Western, said he wants to be a part of the Griffons and loves the division in which Western participates. “Things that happen at Division II... Read More

2nd Athletic Director pitch is made

Don Kaverman said he wants to make a difference at Missouri Western. On Friday, Kaverman stood in front of his audience in Spratt Hall and said there are five areas in which Western needs help. After he announced the five: academic success, competitive success, program integrity, external outreach and athletic program value to the universtiy and community, Kaverman began his... Read More