Yellowjacket Athletics

Athletic Staff Top of Page

  • Steve Nelson - Athletic Director
  • Lynne Deadrick - Assistant Athletic Director
  • David Kroll, - Athletic Trainer
  • Kristie Wilkie - Athletic Trainer
  • Jon Garver - Marketing, Fundraising & Sports Information
  • Tami Susens - Office and Ticket Manager

Sports and Head Coaches Top of Page

  • Baseball - Edmund Morgan
  • Basketball, Men's - Matthew Siverling
  • Basketball, Women's - Dr. Don Mulhern
  • Cross Country, Men's - Glen Drexler
  • Cross Country, Women's - Glen Drexler
  • Hockey, Men's - Dan Stauber
  • Hockey, Women's - Dan Laughlin
  • Soccer, Men's - Joe Mooney
  • Soccer, Women's - Melissa Nelmark
  • Softball - Roger Plachta
  • Track and Field, Men's - Glen Drexler
  • Track and Field, Women's - Glen Drexler
  • Volleyball - Lynne Deadrick

About Yellowjacket Athletics Top of Page

The University of Wisconsin-Superior provides a variety of opportunities for men and women to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division III level competing against the finest schools in the nation, thereby enriching the all-around collegiate experience of our student-athletes. Yellowjacket student-athletes are expected to place a priority on academics while participating in an outstanding athletic program, thus striving for excellence as a student and as an athlete.

The athletic programs are not scholarship-based, therefore scholarships received by student-athletes are on the basis of academic performance. UW-Superior intercollegiate athletic programs are intended to enrich both the student-athlete and the university community. Through the athletic programs, the university strives to provide the following:

  1. A healthy, competitive, and professionally supervised athletic experience for student-athletes.
  2. An array of programs that encourage wide involvement of students either as student-athletes or spectators.
  3. A co-curricular laboratory for students interested in related areas such as physical education, coaching, officiating, advertising, sports medicine, broadcasting, and recreation that complements the academic programs of the university.
  4. Equal opportunity for men and women student-athletes to participate in competitive intercollegiate sports in each of the three seasons.

Affiliations Top of Page

UW-Superior competes in NCAA Division III at the national level and is a member of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA), and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) at the conference level.

Facilities Top of Page

The Marcovich Wellness Center houses the Health and Human Performance Department, athletic programs, and student fitness and recreation facilities. The building includes the Lydia Thering Field House with an indoor track, 2,500-seat Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium (home of the Yellowjacket volleyball and men's and women's basketball teams) , fitness center, weight room, exercise and physiology lab, racquetball courts, climbing wall, swimming pool, dance studio, faculty and coaches' offices, and offices for the student recreation and intramural programs.

Other athletic facilities include Wessman Arena, which houses the men's and women's hockey teams; Ted Whereatt Field, home to the baseball team; and the Yellowjacket Soccer Complex, home of the men's and women's soccer teams. UW-Superior has an agreement for use of the city softball fields.

The Superior Challenge Ropes Course is located just west of Wessman Arena. It includes high and local ropes elements to accommodate any skill level. The course offers a series of activities for both individual and group participation regardless of age, physical limitation or ability.