Tim Selgo, the Athletic Director of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) for 20 years and the Immediate Past-President of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), has agreed to join Athletics Staffing and Consultants (ASC) beginning as a Consultant following his retirement from GVSU next month. Selgo, one of the most well respected leaders in the NCAA, will work both consulting and assisting university, colleges and conferences with staffing needs.
"I am excited to become a consultant with Athletics Staffing and Consultants,” said Selgo. “My 35 years of successful experience in college athletics, 28 years as a collegiate athletics administrator, and specifically my 20 years as a successful athletics director in NCAA Division II allow me to be a good fit for ASC. In addition to general consulting work, my intent is to specialize in working with athletics directors in assisting them in achieving the highest level of success possible for their athletics departments."
A promoter of a well-rounded athletic department, Selgo led the Lakers to the top of NCAA Division II athletics. Grand Valley State finished among the top two in the Learfield Sports/NACDA Directors' Cup standings for 15 consecutive years, including eight straight titles (2003-04 to 2010-11) and winning 11 of the last 13. The prestigious national award is presented annually by NACDA, Learfield Sports and the USA TODAY to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country.
In addition, GVSU has won 18 straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Presidents' Cup titles as the top athletic program in the GLIAC which includes 23 all-time to top all GLIAC institutions. Grand Valley State, which won 45 GLIAC titles prior to Selgo's arrival, has won 174 GLIAC titles since Selgo was appointed Athletic Director in 1996.
“We could not be more pleased to have one of the most well-respected professionals in the athletics world join our ASC team,” said Carl McAloose President and Founder of ASC. “Tim’s experience and contacts throughout the country are matched by few, so we feel he is an outstanding fit in helping colleges, universities, and conferences in their consulting and staffing needs. Tim has been and will continue to be an outstanding mentor for athletic administrators and in-turn will make their institutions stronger both academically and athletically.”
Selgo served on the NCAA DII Management Council for four years (2007-11), including serving as Chair of the Management Council in 2009. A term on the NCAA DII Management Council is the highest position is DII athletics. He was most recently named the NACDA Division II AD of the Year for the Central Region in 2012-13, while also being named the Division II Central Region Astroturf Athletic Director of the Year in 2006-07. He was also honored as the Central Region AD of the Year in 2002-03.
Prior to his arrival at Grand Valley State, Selgo was an Associate AD at the University of Toledo. While at Toledo Selgo was responsible for the day-to-day operations for Toledo's 10 women's and nine men's sports teams that competed at the Division I level in the Mid-American Conference. In addition, he served as the department’s compliance officer and was in charge of all of the athletics facilities.
A native of Pettisville, Ohio, Selgo was inducted into the Toledo Athletic Hall of Fame in February of 2001. He was a standout basketball player at Toledo from 1977-80, earning four varsity letters. The Rockets posted a four-year record of 87-26 during Selgo's playing days on the hardwood. Selgo participated in two NCAA Midwest Regional Tournaments for Toledo. His 1978-79 Rocket squad claimed a first-round, 74-72, win over Iowa, before dropping a 79-71 decision to Notre Dame in the sweet sixteen. In 1980, Selgo scored 18 points in Toledo's 94-91 loss to Florida State in a first-round NCAA Tournament game. Selgo was part of two MAC Championship teams (1978-79 and 1979-80) and was co-captain of the `79-80 squad. He earned Mid-American Conference All-Academic honors in 1978, 1979 and 1980 and was named Senior Scholar/Athlete-of-the-Year at Toledo in 1980. Known as an outstanding shooter, Selgo still holds the UT record for free throw percentage in a single-season, converting 92.3 percent (48-of-52) during the 1978-79 season.
Selgo graduated from Toledo in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a minor in mathematics. Following graduation, Selgo remained at Toledo as a graduate assistant for the Toledo men's basketball program and earned his master's degree in education administration in 1982. After serving one year as a teacher and coach at Springfield High School, he then served as an assistant men's basketball coach at Toledo from 1982-1985. In 1985 he was named head women's basketball coach at Toledo. Selgo served as head coach of the Rockets women's basketball program for three years, turning around a program that is now at the top of the MAC.
Selgo is married to the former Terry Bush and together the couple recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. They have three children and three grandchildren.
ASC (www.ascwinners.com) is designed to provide consulting services to conferences, colleges and universities and to assist with executive searches. ASC experts included professionals who have actually been the conference commissioners, athletics directors, senior level administrators and coaches who have gained direct field experience and therefore understand what is needed in this area. ASC provides a wide range of search opportunities from simply identifying qualified potential candidates to conducting the entire search and assisting with negotiation of contracts. ASC also specializes in finding the proper staff fit by bring a diverse group of candidates to the search process. ASC consulting consists of feasibility studies, strategic plans, administrator training/assistance, compliance reviews, NCAA/NAIA reclassification studies/transitions, conference membership assistance, Title IX reviews, fundraising strategies and maximizing the use of athletics as an enrollment and retention tool.