Director of Athletics Amy Schafer leaving Thiel College for new professional career
Greenville, PA (05/11/2022) — Thiel College announced Wednesday the resignation of Director of Athletics Amy Schafer. Schafer has accepted a new career opportunity in Pittsburgh, Pa. and will be leaving Thiel at the end of May.
"Under Athletic Director Amy Schafer's leadership Thiel athletics has attracted outstanding student-athletes and coaches. Tomcat athletics is stronger than ever," Thiel College President Susan Traverso, Ph.D. said.
A 2003 Bethany College graduate, Schafer started with the Tomcats as head softball coach in 2005. She was appointed Associate Director of Athletics in 2014 and promoted to be the College's first female Director of Athletics on January 1, 2016. She was also a member of the President's senior leadership team.
During Schafer's tenure, she made tremendous strides in advancing athletic operations at Thiel, developing the exercise science major, and successfully navigating the College's sports program through the pandemic. She has an impressive resume of accomplishments as an athlete, a coach, and as an administrator.
"I am very proud of all that I was able to achieve during my tenure at Thiel College," Schafer said. "The dedication and collaboration among the entire athletic department led to several memorable accomplishments during my tenure. I'm looking forward to the next chapter, and I look forward to being a fan and supporter of Tomcat athletics as they achieve great success."