Blinn Splits Athletic Director Duties

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Brenham -- Blinn College president Don Voelter announced today that the duties that have been assigned to the single position of director of athletics will now be divided among three positions.

Voelter made the announcement at a press conference this morning to announce that volleyball coach David Rehr takes over as athletic director, softball coach Rick Church is chairman of the health and kinesiology division, and head athletic trainer Kris Kapchinski is coordinator of athletic events.
The restructuring of the duties comes following the resignation of athletic director Greg Hinze who has accepted the position of associate athletic director for operations at Sam Houston State University. Hinze held the Blinn post for the past two years. Today was his last day at Blinn.

Rehr has been the volleyball coach at Blinn four years and will continue in that role. He has a record of 146-18 with four trips to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship tournament. His teams were named NJCAA All Academic teams in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Rehr served as interim athletic director from May to July 2005.

Church, who came to Blinn in 1999, is heading into his ninth season as women’s softball coach. His record at Blinn is 321-164-2 and includes two trips to the NJCAA championship tournament in 2003 and 2006.

Kapchinski became Blinn’s head trainer for its six intercollegiate athletic teams in August 2006 and oversees a team of student trainers. He will coordinate game-day operations for all sports.

The Blinn athletic program includes intercollegiate teams in football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball as well as cheer and dance teams and an intramural program.