Peru, Nebraska – Wayne Albury has been named the new athletic director for Peru State College. He has previously served as interim athletic director at Peru State since May.
Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, writes, “Wayne brings a strong commitment to character-driven athletics, a history of success as a coach, effective experience in fundraising, and a commitment to student athlete success.”
Albury adds, “I would like to thank Dr. Hanson and the committee for giving me this great opportunity. I am very excited about working with the administration, faculty, staff and students here at Peru State College.”
“I believe we have an excellent athletic staff and I am anxious to continue building on the solid foundation of Bobcat Athletics.”
Wayne is Peru State’s coach with the most wins and has more than 700 career wins in baseball. He returned as head coach of the baseball team in 2016.
Previously Wayne served as head baseball coach at Peru State from 2011 to 2015. His other collegiate coaching experience includes Lambuth University, University of Rio Grande (Ohio), Union College (Kentucky), and Pikeville College (Kentucky). He also managed the Portsmouth (Ohio) Explorers in the independent Frontier League.
Wayne holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Union College and a master’s in health, physical education and recreation from Morehead State University (Kentucky).
The Peru State Bobcat sports teams are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I where they compete in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball and football; while women’s sports include basketball, cheer leading, cross country, golf, softball and volleyball.
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