Bowie State University Athletic Director Anton Goff has announced that Donna Polk will assume the position of Associate Athletic Director for Compliance on a full-time basis, relinquishing women’s basketball coaching responsibilities. Assistant Coach Renard Smith has been appointed Interim Head Coach.
“The change had nothing to do with wins and losses. We simply needed more help administratively,” said Goff, who became AD last October. “I strongly feel Ms. Polk will better assist me with the goals of this department such as fund raising, upgrading facilities and other administrative needs.”
Polk came to BSU in October, 2005 as Associate Athletic Director for Operations. She was appointed Head Women’s Basketball Coach on October 6, 2008 and continued to assist with other administrative duties.
Prior to coming to BSU, she served as Director of Compliance, Sports Information Director and Head Women’s Basketball coach at Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) from 2002 to 2005.
The Harbeson, Delaware native has a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia Union and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Polk accumulated a Bowie State Lady Bulldogs record of 55-29 over three seasons. A search will begin for a head women’s basketball coach with hopes of having the position filled by July 1st.