IUPUC is taking the next step to bringing intercollegiate athletics to the school by hiring Zach McClellan as its first athletic director. The school applied for membership into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in November, the process for which has moved to the next step, including a visit to campus and facilities.
IUPUC says McClellan will be responsible for the overall implementation of the athletic programs to possibly begin participating this fall with men’s and women’s cross country, followed by baseball and softball in the spring of 2023. McClellan played baseball for Indiana University and was drafted in the fifth round by the Kansas City Royals. He spent a decade in professional baseball, including as a member of the 2007 National League champion Colorado Rockies.
“I’m honored to be chosen as the first Athletic Director at IUPUC, and thank Vice Chancellor Hill and IUPUC for the opportunity to help make history here,” said McClellan. “I believe the success of this athletics program hinges on the great people of Columbus and surrounding communities working with IUPUC toward the common goal of bringing college athletics to our shared community.”
McClellan also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Business at IUPUC.