Holtman Named Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Services

MOUNT PLEASANT Central Michigan University Athletics Director Dave Heeke has announced the hiring of Jason Holtman as the new Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Services. He replaces Pat Podoll, who retired from the position last month.

Holtman comes back to CMU from the University of Illinois, where he has spent the past five years as an academic counselor and the coordinator of the Irwin Academic Services Center. He was the assistant director of academic services at CMU from 1999-2002.

“I am very excited and honored to return to Central Michigan University and to lead a program that has been at the top in academic achievement for the past decade,” Holtman said. “Growing up in Michigan, I know this is an incredible opportunity for myself and my family.”

At Illinois, Holtman oversaw the 8,000-square foot Irwin Academic Services Center and handled all aspects of academically related information for the men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling programs. He also assisted in the Life Skills program and maintained the academic services web pages on fightingillini.com.

During his first stint at CMU, Holtman was the primary academic advisor for several sports, including baseball, track and field, soccer and volleyball, and assisted in the management of the academic center. He worked under Podoll while with CMU from 1999-2002.

“I believe it is our role, in academic services, to provide an environment that allows our student-athletes to be as successful as possible,” Holtman said. “We will continue the tradition of success and provide the resources necessary for lifetime achievement for our student-athletes.”

Holtman graduated from Bowling Green in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. After spending a year as an academic advising intern at Rice University, he moved to Indiana State University as the assistant academic coordinator for athletics from 1995-1999. He earned a master’s degree in recreation and sport management with a concentration in counseling from ISU in 1998.

Holtman and his wife, Jodie, are the parents of two children son Bryce (five) and daughter Avery (one).

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