The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Athletic Staff
Danny Sterling - Athletic Director
Danny Sterling will begin his second year as UVa-Wise's Athletic Director in 2010.
Following a very successful stint as a NCAA D1 administrator at Longwood University
returned to UVa-Wise
to take over the reins of the athletic department last year.
first year, Sterling
saw the UVa-Wise
men's basketball team win the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament and advance to the national tournament in Point Lookout, Missouri.
The championship marked the second time in school history that the Cavs' advanced to the national tournament.
Brought in to continue the growth of the Cavalier athletic department, Sterling
is a familiar face at UVa-Wise
Previously, Sterling served as a trainer for the Cavalier athletic program from 1995-2006 and as the assistant athletic director from 2004-2006.
Following his first stint at UVa-Wise, Sterling accepted the head athletic trainer position at Longwood.
At Longwood, Sterling
was continually promoted through the ranks, eventually taking over the associate athletic director for internal operations position.
As an athletic administrator, Sterling aided the Lancer's in the NCAA Division I certification and reclassification process.
As an administrator, he has also supervised ticket sales, marketing, athletic training, men's tennis, women's tennis, field hockey, and the strength and conditioning program.
Returning to the area brings added joy for the Sterling family, as Danny
wife are both from the area.
is a native of Pound, Virginia and his
wife, Kim, a UVa-Wise
graduate herself, is from Norton, Virginia.
"We are excited to return home," says Sterling
"I grew up in Pound, my wife Kim grew up in Norton, and we look forward to raising our daughter Marley in the area.
Sterling left the area initially to attend Virginia Tech, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education in 1994.