Department of Recreation and Wellness

Thad Long

Bachelor of Science - Education
   Bowling Green State University, 1985
Masters of Education - Sport Administration
   Bowling Green State University, 1992

Service to Recreation and Wellness began in 1986.

Work Experience
Associate Director for Facilities
   Bowling Green State University, 2007 - Present
Associate Director for Intramurals, Sport Clubs, and Perry Field House Programs
   Bowling Green State University, 2001 - 2007
Assistant Director for Intramurals and Sport Clubs
   Bowling Green State University, 1992 - 2001
Recreation Facility Manager
   Bowling Green State University, 1986 - 1992
Student Rec Center, Student Employee
   Bowling Green State University, 1983 - 1985

HMSL 631: Athletic and Recreation Facility Planning and Management
SM 301: Sport and Event Management

Affiliations and Professional Membership
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, (NIRSA)
Ohio Recreational Sports Association, (ORSA)

Awards & Recognition
Received ORSA professional development grant to attend NIRSA National Conference (2010)
Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2006-2007)
Received ORSA "Honor Award" (2005)
Student Affairs "Outstanding Administrative Staff Member" Award (2005)
Commendation for 10 years of service to BG City Parks and Recreation Board (2005)
Received BGSU professional development grand to attend NIRSA Executive Institute (2003)
Finalist for BGSU Ferrari Award (2002)

Personal Web Site

Other Relevant Documents
"Make the 'Sale' or Prepare to Fail"
   ORSA State Workshop, 2010
"Is this for real?! The Value of staging mock emergencies"
   ORSA State Workshop, 2009
"Managing from the Middle – A Journey or a Destination?"
   NIRSA National Conference, 2008; BGSU Student Affairs Conference, 2009
"Developing ‘Reluctant Leaders’: The Sport Club Officer Challenge"
   NIRSA National Conference, 2007
"A Technology Leap of Faith – Researching, Purchasing, and Implementing Management Software"
   NIRSA National Conference, 2005
"Technology Today: It's More than Just the Game"
   NIRSA National Conference, 2004
"Decision-making Tools for Today’s Student Leaders"
   ORSA State Workshop, 2003
"Making Exceptions: Why, How, and When to Make them"
   NIRSA National Conference, 2003
"Connecting to 2K" (panel discussion)
   ORSA State Workshop, 2000
"What's In a Name?: Creative Guidelines for Monitoring Intramural Team Names"
   NIRSA National Conference, 1998
"Getting Interactive With Your Web Page"
   ORSA State Workshop, 1997
"Sport Clubs Management Software: Is It Right for You?"
   NIRSA National Conference, 1997
"Intramural Software: An Efficient, Affordable Option"
   NIRSA National Conference, 1996
"Computer Programming in Intramurals"
   Mid-American Conference Workshop, 1995
"Intramurals and Sport Clubs: Something for Everyone"
   Annual presenter at BGSU freshman orientation, 1992-2000
Featured speaker at Greek Life student awards banquet, 1994