The Greenville College athletic department will soon be under new leadership as Kent Krober has accepted the college’s position as athletic director. Krober is a 1978 graduate of Greenville College and returns to the college after serving for 13 years in various positions as a public school teacher and coach in East St. Louis, vice president for the church and ministry division at Cass Commercial Bank in St. Louis, and most recently, a development and planned giving officer at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Krober will succeed Dr. Doug Faulkner, who has been athletic director since 1999. Krober will officially assume the duties in March.
As part of his tenure at Greenville College, Krober coached the men’s basketball team to a 20-win season and a berth in the NAIA District 20 playoffs.
“I am absolutely delighted that Kent is returning to Greenville College,” said President Ivan Filby. “Kent really understands how our athletic programs help us fulfill our mission of delivering an education that empowers, enriches, and endures. It’s great to have him back!”
In Faulkner’s 15 years as athletic director, he has overseen various capital improvements for the athletic department, spanning all of the college’s sporting venues and athletic programs. He has also maintained and promoted a focus on the integration of faith in athletics for each program and the collective department.
Faulkner will remain at Greenville College as Dean of the School of Professional Studies and associate professor in the Sport Studies department.
“While Doug’s move away from AD role will present significant challenges to the athletic program, we are delighted that he will be bringing his wisdom and experience in higher education leadership into his new role as Dean of Professional Studies,” said Brad Shaw, GC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs.