Former student-athlete, coach and experienced athletic administrator, Steve Brockelbank, enters his second year as Vice President and Athletic Director of Muskingum University’s Athletic Department.
Since arriving on campus in April of 2018, Brockelbank has made an immediate impact on the Muskingum Athletic Department and the student-athletes. He initiated the first-ever Corporate Sponsorship Program, launched the Muskie Athletic Club, negotiated an agreement with BSN Sports to make Under Armour the official apparel brand of the Fighting Muskies, transformed the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony to the Night of Impact dinner, and announced the addition of esports as Muskingum's 22nd varsity sport.
Brockelbank transitioned into his role at Muskingum from Miami University, a Division I Football Subdivision institution, where he led communications, broadcasting, human resources, facilities management, and game operations among other key operational divisions as Associate Athletic Director for Communications and Administration. His professional experience includes administrative roles at the collegiate and high school levels in addition to coaching.
Prior to his role at Miami University, Brockelbank served as Assistant Head Football Coach at Grand Valley State University, winning two national championships and achieving an overall record of 38-3. He also worked as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Ludington Area Schools in Ludington, Michigan, where he led 24 sports and more than 500 student-athletes.
A native of Jenison, Michigan, Brockelbank earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, a Master of Education from Spring Arbor College and a Master of Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University. While at Eastern Michigan, Brockelbank was a three-year letterwinner for the Eagles football team and was named All-Mid American Conference twice (First Team 1989, Second Team 1990). His stellar play on the gridiron was further recognized when he was named to the 1980's All-Decade Team for the Eagles.
He and his wife Heidi have three daughters: Hayley; Madisyn; and Morgan.