Introduced in May 2012, Doug Zipp is the fifth full-time Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in Shenandoah University history.
Zipp, a 1987 Elmira (N.Y.) graduate who earned a Master's Degree from the University of Rochester in 1990, began his professional career at Rochester in Residential Life. He came to Shenandoah from Kenyon (Ohio) College after a distinguished career both inside and outside intercollegiate athletics at KC.
From July 2005 until coming to Shenandoah, Zipp served as the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations at Kenyon. In this role, he was the primary individual responsible for the day-to-day operation of the 263,000 square foot Kenyon Athletic Center.
This facility is home to the Lords and Ladies perennial national championship contender men's and women's swimming & diving programs.
Zipp also directed reconstruction of the department's baseball and softball fields, installation of a tennis pavilion and oversaw game management for the 22 varsity sports at the North Coast Athletic Conference school.
Prior to moving into athletics full-time, he served as Special Assistant to the President and Dean of Students, Dean of Residential Life and Interim Director of Physical Education, Athletics & Recreation at Kenyon.
Zipp came to Kenyon in July 1996 as the Dean of Residential Life after working in a variety of positions in Residential Life at UR.
At Kenyon, he served as Interim AD for the first eight months of 2002 and was the Special Assistant to the President & Dean of Students until transitioning to athletics in July 2005.
At Shenandoah, Zipp directs a 21-sport intercollegiate athletics department that has more than 50 full- and part-time employees. The women's soccer, softball and cross country teams, as well as the baseball team, have all won conference championships in the past four years.