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Maryland’s Nate Pine hired as new athletic director at Holy Cross

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Holy Cross has announced that Nate Pine, the deputy athletic director at Maryland, will become its new Athletic Director effective Feb. 1.

Pine, who came to College Park from the University of California in 2011, will replace Richard M. Regan, who announced his resignation in July. The school retained the DHR International search firm to conduct the nationwide hiring process, which ultimately resulted in the announcement Tuesday morning. An introductory news conference will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

“Nate’s commitment to both the entirety of the student-athlete experience at Holy Cross as well as development of an athletic program that values academic performance, excellence, and integrity are in keeping with both the mission of Holy Cross and the principles of the Patriot League,” Holy Cross President Philip L. Boroughs said in a news release. “The Search Committee believes — and I wholeheartedly concur — that Nate possesses the right set of skills and experience. He has a strong commitment to the academic success of our student athletes, and I am impressed by his strategic vision, and his demonstrated experience in engaging faculty, staff and students in his work. I look forward to joining with him to build the future of athletics at Holy Cross.”

At Maryland, where he made a base salary of $153,000, Pine supervised development, marketing, media relations, tickets and video services for the athletic department. According to the release, he was “also responsible for negotiating the majority of the department’s business contracts, overseeing championships, community engagement and the M Club (former letter winners organization) as well as the athletics merchandising and eCommerce operations.”

“I have worked my entire life to get to this point and I have been fortunate to have a number of incredible mentors who have guided me, taught me and helped me to become the person and the professional I am today,” Pine said.

At California, Pine oversaw the athletic department’s development staff and led a capital fundraising campaign that netted $500 million, according to the release. Before that, he worked for four years under Anderson at Army. He graduated from Oregon State and also worked in the athletic department, again with Anderson, upon graduation.

“Nathan is one of the brightest and most talented rising young administrators in intercollegiate athletics,” Anderson said. “He is committed to educating and developing student-athletes through a culture of academic and athletic excellence. Additionally, Nathan has been an outstanding role model and leader to our student-athletes, guiding them in their pursuit to become future leaders.”

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