Lonny Allen has been Advert at Tiffin College because 2008.

TIFFIN, Ohio — We have all experienced to increase to the situation while adapting to the ongoing pandemic.

And in Tiffin, one particular guy was identified for likely previously mentioned and outside of.

Final week, Lonny Allen, the vice president for Athletics at Tiffin College was named the Athletic Director of the Year for NCAA Division II.

Allen claims he was astonished to hear the news, as his workers put in the nomination at the the Countrywide Affiliation of Collegiate Administrators of Athletics.

Along with controlling the tumultuous calendar year, Allen was just one of the prospects for TU’s COVID reaction, to start with relating to athletics, then moving on to assistance the relaxation of campus.

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“Immediately after all that was explained and completed, it just sort of trickled down to all the other populations that we have listed here on campus,” Allen claimed. “And so we experienced a team that obtained together and worked actually perfectly collectively to make sure that our pupils are harmless.”

Now along with the logistics of transferring sports activities teams to and from areas, he also will have to be certain COVID protocols are established – residence and absent.

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But he says it really is more operate that is perfectly well worth accomplishing adequately, to ensure that his scholar athletes really don’t knowledge a next canceled sports time. 

“It truly is nutty, it truly is crazy, but each time we get together to go see those pupil athletes contend and have that encounter, it can be worthy of it,” Allen claimed.

And due to the fact Tiffin experienced to terminate and go all but two of their slide sporting activities final year, the Dragon athletic office is remaining very hectic this spring semester, internet hosting 21 varsity sports seasons for their college student athletes.