Peru, Nebraska – Wayne Albury has been named interim athletic director for Peru State College through August. He has previously served as Director of Recruiting and Financial Aid for athletics at Lambuth University (Tennessee).
Dr. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State, writes, “Wayne has earned the respect of the campus community and coaches and I appreciate his willingness to serve Peru State College in this new role.”
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 bachelors in physical education from Union College and a Masters in health, physical education and recreation from Morehead State University (Kentucky).
This appointment was necessary because incoming Athletic Director Kirk Kelley was offered and has accepted a position at another institution. The search committee will reconvene this summer to coordinate a national search. The job listing can be found here: https://nscs.peopleadmin.com/postings/5583
In an e-mail to campus, Dr. Dan Hanson thanked Steve Schneider for his service as both Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. After six years in both roles, Schneider has requested to step down from the role of Athletic Director and to continue as Head Football Coach.
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