Greensboro College Names New Athletic Director, Head Football Coach

Dan Cetrone (Left) and Bill Young (Right)

Greensboro College has named Dan Cetrone athletics director and Bill Young head football coach.

Cetrone, currently associate athletic director and head men's lacrosse coach, succeeds Jean Lojko, who will be returning to the faculty at her request. Cetrone will remain head men's lacrosse coach.

Young, currently defensive coordinator and assistant head coach, succeeds Randy Hunt, who also will be returning to the faculty at his request.

"I am delighted that Dan and Bill have accepted these new responsibilities," said Dr. Robin Daniel, vice president for operations. "NCAA Division III athletics and our membership in the USA South Conference are very important cornerstones of the student experience at Greensboro College, and we are fully confident that coaches Cetrone and Young will continue our long tradition of both competitive success and integration of athletics into the core mission of the college."

Cetrone has been head men's lacrosse coach since 1998. He also supervised athletics recruiting from 2002 to 2008 and has served as auxiliary services coordinator since 2008. He was named associate athletic director in 2009. He is a co-owner of the Old North State Indoor League and 3 Star Lacrosse Camp, director of the UNCG Spartan Lacrosse School and the Battle in the Boro Recruiting Showcase, and the field director for Duke University's summer and winter lacrosse camps. He holds a B.S. in Human Services and Administration from Springfield College.

Young joined Greensboro College in 2000 as special-teams coordinator and defensive backs coach after a graduate assistantship at the University of Virginia. Previously, he had coached at the high-school level in Florida and then at State University of West Georgia and Mars Hill College. He was named defensive coordinator in 2001 and added associate head coach and recruiting coordinator to his portfolio in 2002. He holds a B.S. in education from the University of Central Florida and an M.Ed. from the State University of West Georgia.

College president Lawrence D. Czarda, Ph.D., thanked Lojko and Hunt for their service in their previous positions and welcomed their return to academic roles.

"Jean and Randy are two of our most senior, most experienced faculty members," he said. "As we continue to emphasize our core mission of academics and the student experience, we are fortunate to have these two veteran educators already on hand to bolster the faculty ranks. At a time when their academic experience is needed in the classroom, Coach Lojko and Coach Hunt will continue to be important and influential members of the college community."

Lojko, the daughter of a longtime Greensboro College staff member and a member of the college faculty and staff since 1981, holds the faculty rank of associate professor of physical education and is a past faculty marshal. She will remain head women's volleyball coach, a position she has held for 30 seasons. She ranks in the Top 10 in career wins among women's head coaches in the NCAA's Division III.

She holds a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an M.A. from Appalachian State University. 

Hunt, a member of the faculty and staff since 1991, steps down as head coach after three seasons. He holds the faculty rank of professor of exercise and sport studies and previously has chaired the physical education and kinesiology departments and both the Division of Education and the Division of Kinesiology. He also has served as the faculty representative to the Board of Trustees.

He holds a B.A. from Glenville State College, where he was a three-year starter in football and helped lead the team to an NAIA national runner-up finish in 1973. He also served twice as his alma mater's defensive coordinator and was interim head coach in 1984. He holds M.S. and Ed.D. degrees from West Virginia University, where he also completed post-doctorate work in health education in 1991.

Greensboro College, an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is an academic and social community that unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,250 students from 32 states, the District of Columbia and 24 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational organizations.