We welcomed new Applachian State University Athletic Director Doug Gillin to the Rotary Club of Lake Hickory lunch meeting on Tuesday, June 23rd. Doug comes to Boone from the University of Missouri and started his new role on April 6th of this year. He brought with him the football team's starting safety Doug Middleton and App State sportscaster Dave Jackson.
Doug has also worked in college athletics at Lehigh, New Mexico and Syracuse. He worked in Winston-Salem for 10 years with ISP/IMG Sports. He's originally from Binghamton, New York, and graduated and played hockey at SUNY Cortland.
Doug Middleton also spoke to the club about the upcoming football season and the reasons he decided to play at Appalchian. After the program, President Ernie Sills presented Doug with a pin to remind him of the Rotary 4-Way Test.