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Thyne promoted to assistant AD at UW-Whitewater

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Gazette staff
August 10, 2011
— UW-Whitewater has named an assistant athletic director and announced the hiring of new assistant coaches in men's basketball and baseball.

Leah Thyne has been promoted to assistant athletic director for marketing and external relations. She has served as an athletic operations assistant in the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Program the past two years.


Thyne is a UW-Whitewater graduate who played basketball for four years from 2001 to 2005. She earned a master's in sports management and marketing from Indiana University in 2007.


She worked as a sales and marketing intern for the Beloit Snappers, as a sales and marketing associate for the Milwaukee Bucks, and as an assistant manager for Walgreen's before earning the internship at UW-Whitewater.


Thyne will handle event management for all sports except football, oversee marketing and promotions and assist Dr. Paul Plinske, director of athletics. Chapman joins basketball staff Donald "Lou" Chapman is rejoining the UW-Whitewater men's basketball staff.

Chapman worked as an assistant to head coach Pat Miller during the 2008-2009 season. He was involved in off-court activities such as academic preparation and recruiting.


He then joined the Loyola University staff in Chicago as coordinator of basketball operations.


Chapman is a Milwaukee native and has a varied background in counseling and instruction. Gillogly joins baseball staff Brian Gillogly is the newest member of UW-Whitewater baseball coach John Vodenlich's staff.

Gillogly coached the Luther College baseball team the past 10 years, leading the team to six 20-plus-victory seasons. The Norse went 220-117 in that span.


Prior to his Luther College stint, he was the head coach at Marian College in Fond du Lac from 1987 to 1999, where he compiled a 339-185-2 record, including 11 conference championships.


In six of those years, he team won 30 or more games.



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