MEET THE AD – Marcal Lazenby has been named the permanent Athletic Director at Glenville State College!
Marcal Lazenby, who has been serving as Interim Athletic Director at Glenville State College for the past year, will now be handling the job on a permanent basis. The title change came as the 2008 GSC graduate began his role as GSC’s Athletic Director on August 1.
Before his interim stint at the helm of the athletic department, he served as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance where he assured college, conference, and NCAA Division II athletic and academic compliance and played a significant role in expanding athletic fundraising. After graduation, he also worked as an Assistant to the President at GSC. He is a member of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
Lazenby, who is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, came to Glenville State in 2003 where he was a member of the Pioneer Football team. He was the starting offensive guard on the 2008 WVIAC Conference Champion Football team. Also during his career he was a three time All-Conference player and an All-Region player.
PIONEER OFFENSE PRACTICES THEIR FOOTWORK – The GSC Pioneer offense uses small cones to perfect their footwork during an early camp practice!
“I’m excited to get practices started,” expressed GSC Head Coach Dave Hutchison, last Wednesday, Aug. 10. “I’m ready to see what our new talent can do and to see how they will complement and contribute with our returning roster.”
With more than 120 athletes already in Glenville, Hutchison was eager to finally step on the field the next morning (Thursday, Aug. 11) for his first glimpse at the 2016 GSC Pioneers all on the field together.
Hutchison is in his sixth season with the Pioneers. A year ago, he welcomed a 2015 squad into camp that was full of depth and experience on the offense. However, as the 2016 roster begins to develop, it is a different picture.
“We have a lot more returning starters on defense,” explained Hutchison. “Early on, we have to rely on that defense, and they have to help bring the offense along as quickly as possible.”