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INSTITUTE, West Virginia -- West Virginia State University Athletic Director Nate Burton has announced the following changes in the Athletic Department staff.wvsu hornet

Kerri Blackwell has been named Assistant Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator and Mattie Best has been named Interim Head Softball Coach for the 2017-2018 season.

Blackwell has served as the Yellow Jackets' Head Softball Coach for the last three years and the department's SWA for the past year.

"While evaluating our Athletic Department, we had a clear need to add another full-time administrator," said Burton. "I am excited that Kerri has chosen to help lead this department and I am confident she will be a great asset to our programs and to our student-athletes."

Blackwell's responsibilities include administrative oversight over WVSU's five women's programs, academic coordinator, serving as the department's deputy Title IX coordinator, and other internal operations duties.

"A goal of mine has always been to move to the administrative side of intercollegiate athletics." Blackwell said. "I am looking forward to working with our coaches and student-athletes. I am dedicated to the enrichment of our student-athletes and their overall experience at WVSU."

~WVSU Athletics Communications


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