Avila Athletics History

2007 - 2012

2000 - 2006

1990's

1980's

1970's

1960's

1920's

1989
Women's softball and men's baseball are added to the athletic programs. Joan Ice (softball) and Dave Klein (baseball) are hired as the first coaches of their respective programs.

 

1986
The evaluation team for the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools extends Avila's accreditation amid glowing remarks about the college's "hard working faculty...effective presidential leadership...faculty committed to give extensively of their time and energy."

 

1985
The college begins an eight-month presidential search when Sister Olive Louise Dallavis leaves the presidency to work in the Advancement Office as President Emerita. Dr. Larry Krames takes the post on November 1, becoming the college's first lay president. Scott Royal-ferris is named Athletic Director and Head Men's Soccer Coach.

 

1984
The Avila Association sponsors the first Avila College Golf Classic. Scott Royal-Ferris becomes Avila's first Athletic Director.

 

1982
Avila's soccer team advances to the NAIA Area IV championship and finishes fourth in the country. Bill Waris, Jackson County executive and former men's basketball coach, is the first person to be inducted into the Avila Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

1980
The Mabee Fieldhouse construction completed. The very first athletic support group was organized and headed by Attorney Thomas F. Gordon.

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