Four finalists for Northern State University athletic director have been named.
The national search began in October following the retirement of NSU Athletic Director Bob Olson at the end of this academic year.
Moon is the senior associate director of athletics at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill. Moon serves as the No. 2 administrator in an athletic department that hosts 20 Division I sports teams, 450 student athletes, 50 coaches and 30 administrative staff members and has an annual operating budget of $10.8 million.
Moon has previously served as the assistant athletic director for compliance and sports administration at Central Michigan University.
Moon has been involved in a $1.3 million football and track stadium renovation as well as baseball and softball construction projects. He administers the athletic department $3.2 million scholarship budget.
Moon earned a bachelor of science in business administration and a Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science from the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse in 2003. He earned a master of science in administration from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant in 2006.
Sanford is the director of athletics at Gahanna High School in Ohio, a high school with about 2,300 students. He has been in that position since 2003. Sanford manages 27 varsity sports and more than 1,000 student athletes.
Under Sanford’s direction, Gahanna has won 40 conference championships and state championships in track and soccer. Sanford previously was the athletic director at Bloom Carroll High School in Carroll, Ohio, and was a member of the Kent State University Athletic Alumni Board of Directors.
Sanford is responsible for raising $2 million for an athletic facility renovation, with $1.2 million raised to date.
Sanford earned a bachelor ofScience from Kent State University in 1998 and a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University in 2001.
James E. Fallis
Fallis is the director of intercollegiate athletics at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Fallis has directed this NCAA Division I program to nine Big Sky regular season championships; Big Sky tournament championships in women’s basketball and women’s soccer; and in 2006, NAU won the prestigious Big Sky “Presidents Cup.” Fallis also served as the director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Northern Colorado Greeley from 1993 to 2004. During Fallis’ tenure, he raised more than $500,000 for a women’s soccer locker room expansion as part of a $14 million sports complex, secured $1.5 million in video and scoreboard packages and directed a $26 million renovation of the Skydome. Fallis has been a leader in gender equity issues, received an NCAA award for value and attitudinal diversity and was named to the Arizona Governor’s Council on Health Physical Fitness and Sport. He is member of five athletic halls of fame.
Fallis earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie and a master’s in education from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
DeAngelis is the director of athletics at East Central University, an NCAA Division II program in Ada, Okla. DeAngelis oversees 13 varsity sports, athletic support groups and all marketing and promotions efforts. Previously, DeAngelis served as the senior associate athletic director at Texas A & M University (Corpus Christi, Texas).
DeAngelis has raised more than $2 million over the past several years in support of a new strength and conditioning center and remodel of the football, basketball and baseball locker rooms. DeAngelis has been responsible for a 400 percent increase in corporate partnership revenue and has directed and implemented a fiveyear athletic strategic plan. DeAngelis earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Florida Southern College (Lakeland, Fla.) and received his MBA from Delta State University (Cleveland, Miss.).