Paul Moyer will join McDaniel as new AD | UPDATED

May 31, 2011

Paul Moyer has been named McDaniel College's Director of Athletics, announced by President Dr. Roger Casey on Wednesday.

Moyer will assume his charge of the Green Terror's 24-sport department on July 11.

"Paul's excellent understanding of the student-athlete in Division III, track record of athletic success, budgetary skills, and history of goal setting and accountability in personnel management coupled with his demeanor make him an ideal candidate for building a bright Green Terror future," said Casey in an announcement to the campus on Tuesday.

Moyer comes to McDaniel after spending the last 11 years at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., but has experience within the Centennial Conference as the head at Moravian. His Greyhounds have been an associate member in football since 2007.

"I am honored and excited to part of the McDaniel College community," Moyer said. "I was attracted at first by the outstanding reputation of the institution and then by the quality of the people I had the opportunity to meet during the search process. I am confident that, with the support of the President and the many talented faculty and staff at the College, that the athletics program can be competitive within the Centennial Conference, the ECAC and the NCAA."

While at Moravian, he has been responsible for program operations in Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation, including leading and directing a required, non-major physical education curriculum.

Moyer has experience on numerous committees, including on the NCAA Nominating Committee, the future of NCAA Division III Committee, the Landmark Conference integration Institutes Committee and the Landmark Soccer and Tennis Committees.

He has most recently served as Chair of the Landmark Conference Athletic Directors committee and, in the past, served as President of the Capital Athletic Conference and two years as on the MAC operations committee.

Moyer was integral in the formation of the Landmark Conference, chairing the formation committee for the conference that began play in 2007.

Prior to his tenure at Moravian, he spent six years as the Director of Athletics and Recreation at St. Mary's (Md.). He was also the Assistant Director of Physical Education and Athletics at the University of Chicago from 1990-1994 after four years in various administrative roles at Manhattanville.

From 1983-86, he was the Athletic Facilities Director at Catholic and spent time with the Washington Bullets, Team America Soccer and Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.

Moyer has extensive coaching experience, including as head men's soccer coach at Catholic, Manhattanville and Chicago as well as men's golf coach at St. Mary's and women's golf coach at Moravian.

"I am very much looking forward to coming home to Maryland and getting reconnected to the many friends and colleagues I have in the area," Moyer added. "I know that Carroll County will be a great place for my family and me long term."

Moyer is a member of the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and the National Soccer Coaches of America Association.

A 1981 graduate of St. Mary's, he earned his bachelor of arts in social science and economics. He holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins (1987) and completed post-graduate coursework in higher education administration and finance at Columbia University.

He and his wife Pam have two daughters, Sydney and Cara.

Moyer, succeeds Jamie Smith, who served as the director of athletics since Sept. 1, 1999 and resigned to pursue other opportunities in February.

Women's basketball coach and Assistant Director of Athletics Becky Martin '80 served as the department's interim director since Feb. 21 and will continue in that role until Moyer's arrival on campus. Martin will return to her position as assistant director when Moyer assumes his duties.