LSSU Athletics Director, Dr David Paitson, to resign

David Paitson

SAULT STE. MARIE — Lake Superior State University Director of Athletics Dr. David Paitson will resign effective Aug. 17, to become an assistant professor of sport management at University of Indianapolis. 

A national search for his replacement has begun. LSSU competes through 11 Div. II teams in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and a Div. I men’s hockey team in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

During Paitson’s four years at LSSU, the men’s hockey team won the Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship in 2020-21, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years. Student-athlete grade point average rose from 3.06 to a 3.32. Upgrades to athletic facilities included refurbishing the hockey locker room, overhauling the lighting in Taffy Abel Arena, resurfacing outdoor tennis courts, and installing golf simulators.

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