Livingstone Announces Andre Springs As New Director of Athletics
SALISBURY, NC – Livingstone College President, Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., announced Andre Springs as the new Director of Athletics Monday at an on-campus press conference in the Hospitality & Events Center.
“We had to find a leader with the right chemistry,” Dr. Jenkins said. “Andre has camaraderie with the coaches and staff that will take Livingstone College Athletics to the next level.”
Springs is no stranger to Livingstone College or the CIAA. Springs started his second stint as a Livingstone employee in January 2010 when he was named the head men’s golf coach and for the last six months has been working additionally as the Assistant Athletic Director for Fundraising.
“It’s an honor and a blessing to be a part of the Blue Bear family,” Springs said. “Dr. Jenkins challenged me with improving this department overall and I stepped up to the challenge.”
Springs first came to Livingstone in 1979 as the head golf coach after playing four years at Fayetteville State and winning four CIAA Championships. Springs coached the Blue Bears for 10 years, helping put together a team that won three consecutive PGA Minority Golf Championships from 1987-89.
“When I left Livingstone the first time, I told myself that when I returned it would be as the Athletic Director,” Springs said. “Two years after I was hired as the golf coach, it’s my time to lead this department.”
Springs spoke briefly of his plans to lead and elevate the athletic department by improving facilities and supporting the Livingstone student-athletes in their academic and athletic achievements.
Springs’ future plans start with fundraising and during the press conference he received $3,000 in pledged donations from coaches and community leaders.